7 Stages of IUPattys Participation

Stage 1: Shock and Disbelief

You are shocked and can’t believe that Dr. Lenze is once again urging you to stay away from IUPattys festivities when he knows you are an adult and can do what you want.

Stage 2: Denial

You deny that any potential harm to your internship could come from participating in IUPattys festivities. You laugh at Dr. Lenze’s concerns. Ha ha ha!

Stage 3: Guilt

Things go wrong. Photos and videos are posted to social media. You’re arrested on a minor charge. Family members freak out! Friends laugh. You feel guilty but console yourself with the knowledge that minor legal infractions and social embarrassment can’t destroy a career.

Stage 4: Anger and Bargaining

You are informed by your internship site that you are (a) no longer being considered for a potential internship or (b) your offer of an internship has been rescinded. You lash out angrily. “They can’t do that!” “I have a contract!” “I’ll call my parents!” This is followed by bargaining. “Isn’t there anything I can do?” ” Can I sue?” “I’ll never do it again!”

Stage 3: Depression, Loneliness, Reflection

You now realize you don’t have an internship. No business or organization responds to your calls. Friends are still laughing. Dr. Lenze says there is little he can do. You begin to realize that you are not going to graduate at the end of August with a Communications Media Degree.

Stage 2: Reconstruction and Working Through

Deadlines pass. St. Patrick’s day decorations are long gone. The photos and videos are still on social media and your court date is coming up. You’re now considering changing majors so you can graduate at the end of August without an internship. Mom calls. “I found a job for you at the local ice cream stand! My friend says one day you could make assistant manager.”

Stage 1: Acceptance

You arrive at your parent’s home after a long day of serving ice cream. Your first student loan bill arrives in the mail and your mother hands it to you. You accept it.

A note from Dr. Lenze

While I hope you get a few laughs from this post, your future is no laughing matter. Even when you make mistakes, even big ones, there is always hope and always a way forward. If you find yourself in trouble because you did something wrong, contact me and I will help you recover any way I can. But, the best way to handle mistakes is not to make them in the first place. Please act like a professional this weekend!

The Washington Center: Last Call!

Good afternoon,

The regular deadline for summer internships at The Washington Center has passed, but applications will be accepted until classes reach capacity. Pennsylvania state scholarships are still available, but students cannot procrastinate! Once the scholarships run out, they are gone.

Let me know if you need further information. Have a good evening!

Diane Stipcak

IUP Career and Professional Development Center

302 Pratt Hall

Indiana, PA 15705


Don’t Intern at This Philadelphia Site!

Royal Solutions in Philadelphia has been interviewing several of our students. This internship appears to be an attractive opportunity with pay and media marketing experience. It is actually a street marketing company meaning you will sell products on the street.

I will not approve this internship! It does not meet our program requirements! 

Florida Internship in Media Marketing with IUP COMM Alum

Digital Marketing Intern — Summer 2019
We are looking for a Digital Marketing Intern! Hivelocity is an IaaS Hosting company headquartered in Tampa, FL with locations in key markets throughout the country and Europe.

We provide Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Cloud Hosting, and other solutions for businesses in every vertical. This internship will be a learning experience on the ins-and-outs of the digital marketing world and an introduction to the corporate working world. Our company is listed as the number 1 best place to work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. We are a group of self-starters, who work smart and work together for the betterment of our clients — when our clients succeed, we succeed. This role will support and report to the Digital Marketing Manager.

To learn more about our company and the culture please visit our website www.hivelocity.net

Curious if you’re a fit? Here is what we’re looking for:

  • Marketing excites you and you want to learn more.
  • You love to write and blog.
  • You’ve researched inbound marketing on your own, and you get it.
  • You’re analytical and have a thing for numbers.
  • You are a self-starter who doesn’t wait for work.
  • You are creative and can find the splendor in anything.
  • You’re ambitious and you work hard.
  • You are a do-er who loves fast-paced environments.

The Knowledge You Will Gain:

  • Inbound Marketing Methodology and Best Practices
  • How to create an Inbound Marketing campaign
  • Search and display advertising (PPC)
  • Social Media Marketing (Organic & Paid)
  • Keyword Research
  • ROI & KPI Reporting
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Various other Digital Marketing tasks


  • Junior or Senior seeking a degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must receive credit hours for internship

Send Applications:

Jacqueline Johnson
HIVELOCITY | Digital Marketing Manager

Internship at Smithsonian Institution

I am reaching out on behalf of the Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. We are currently accepting applications for our summer 2019 internship! I would greatly appreciate if you could share this exciting opportunity with any of your students who might be interested.

Attached is an information sheet on the internship which includes testimonials from former interns.

Additional information on the internship including qualifications, responsibilities, and learning objectives can be found here.

Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here. Be sure to list Special Events as your project choice! Applications are due Monday, April 1st. However, the application review process will begin the week of March 25th.

While unpaid, we offer a one-time $500 stipend to help with travel and transportation expenses.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Warm Regards,


Sarah Loux

Special Events Coordinator

National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institution



Media Marketing Jobs at Excela Health!

Just wanted to pass along two job opportunities that have become available in the Marketing department at Excela Health – thought maybe you could pass along to any alumni interested? Here are the positions:

Marketing Coordinator: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/EXC1005EXCEH/JobBoard/a00363e2-39d4-4408-a790-fbd62f4846d8/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=5c795056-9a8e-447f-8e9e-f3b0ae7df812

Director, Communications and Media Relations: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/EXC1005EXCEH/JobBoard/a00363e2-39d4-4408-a790-fbd62f4846d8/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=daf2fe4f-c9b3-4ce8-a2d7-810c15c00840


Laura Denner

Marketing Coordinator|Community Outreach

226 Donohoe Road, Suite 111|Greensburg|PA 15601




Winter COMM 395 Students Etiquette Dinner Sign-Ups

We have noticed that our sign-up numbers for the etiquette dinners are rather lower than anticipated. With many students being required to participate in the dinner for class, we want to be sure as many students as required are signing up to participate in the dinner. As a result, we have decided to extend the sign-up period for the etiquette dinners to Wednesday, February 27 by 12pm. After 12 Noon, students will not be allowed to sign up for the dinner, as we will need to send the dinner orders to Aramark. Any student looking to sign up for their dinner can contact me, Paige Matzerath, or Kelsey Thompson by tomorrow at 12pm. If you are requiring your students to participate in the dinner, I would greatly appreciate if you could please share this information with them.

Thank you!

Katie Byers

Mock Interview & Etiquette Dinner Coordinator

Career and Professional Development Center

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

302 Pratt Hall

(724) 357-2235



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