JMC Student Groups
Whether you're a pre-major or a major, and no matter which sequence you're in, there's a student professional organization for you. Our JMC student groups are a way for you to connect with fellow students in your sequence, and start networking with potential internship providers and employers who come to campus to talk with groups or, perhaps, belong to the professional counterpart to our organization. Each student group has as its mission the goal of enhancing outside of class what you're learning in your classes.
Organization: Wildcat Watch
Faculty adviser: Steve Harvey
Meeting day and time: Weekly meeting on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the Dole Hall class room; Studio Recording of "Manhattan Tonight" at 7 p.m. at Dole Hall
Contact person: Brian Broeckelman, email@example.com
YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/wildcatwatch
Need a way to express your creative side? Then look no further than Wildcat Watch. As a student-led video production group, we want to make videos that you, our student body, care about. We cover live local events, the latest trends, really anything that our students want to hear about. And the best part - no creative restrictions. If you have an idea for a video project, a short film, a documentary, whatever it may be, you can make it happen! This group gives students a chance to gain experience outside the structured curriculum, giving everyone an opportunity to polish their skills and get practice in the areas they care about the most. You'll get to use high-quality, professional equipment to grow your reel into something you're exceedingly proud of. Here's just a quick look at what you can do with Wildcat Watch: on-camera talent, cinematographer, director, segment host, audio technician, creative writer, producer, editor, technical director, and the list goes on and on! Check out our YouTube page for a glimpse at what we've done recently: http://www.youtube.com/user/wildcatwatch.
Organization: Ad Club
President: Evan Yule
Faculty adviser: Katie Olsen
Meeting day and time: Every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union
Contact person: Evan Yule, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Club is an excellent way to learn more about the constantly-evolving strategic communication industry. The club participates in a variety of activities, from talking with professors about their specific research interests in the area to meeting with employees at local advertising agencies. Students learn about the different types of jobs available in the industry, as well as potential opportunities for internships and employment after graduation. Ad Club hosts seminars with portfolio schools about graduate school in advertising, and the club takes a trip each year to tour ad agencies in a major city. Past trips included Chicago, New York and Kansas City. KSU's Ad Club is a great way for students to develop connections with fellow students and professionals in the advertising business. Membership is open to anyone and is highly encouraged among those wanting to enter the advertising industry.
Organization: PowercatPR: K-State’s Public Relations Student Society of America
Faculty adviser: Nancy Muturi
Contact person: Courtney Boman, email@example.com
Meeting day and time: Every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Leadership Studies Building
PowercatPR is Kansas State University’s chapter of PRSSA, a network of approximately 10,000 members and nearly 300 Chapters at colleges and universities in 43 states, the District of Columbia and Argentina. PowercatPR is an active K-State student organization that is open to any major. The chapter is a pre-professional society, dedicated to offering members opportunities to enhance their knowledge of public relations and communications fields, while providing access to professional development opportunities. PowercatPR does this by bringing in professional speakers with various public relations backgrounds and experiences, attending conferences, and providing hands on experience for members. The chapter has participated in several national campaigns including Wing N’ Watch, a 2011 competition put on by Buffalo Wild Wings and public relations agency Fleishman–Hillard. The chapter’s Wing N’ Watch campaign won the national competition against seven other universities. More information can be found at powercatpr.wordpress.com or follow the chapter on Twitter @KSStatePRSSA.
Organization: Student Journalism Education Association
Faculty adviser: Kelly Furnas
Contact person: Kelly Furnas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students interested in pursuing a career in journalism education -- either at the secondary education or higher education level -- are encouraged to get involved with the national Journalism Education Association, housed here at K-State. JEA offers training, resources and networking opportunities for existing and soon-to-be teachers. Students of K-State's SJEA chapter are often tapped to help with the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, which takes place each spring and fall at locations around the country.