University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Communication

BCMN students teaming up with City for news show

Posted 2-4-2014 by Barrie Hill in category

The Department of Communication has teamed up with The City of Arlington in a new partnership aimed at showcasing the university’s news to Arlington residents.

Students in the broadcasting sequence will tape a weekly news update with information about UTA. projects, announcements and events. Broadcast students will gain invaluable experience, serving as the show's reporters and anchors.

The update will air on the City’s cable channel. 

The segments will run every week during the semester on Arlington’s cable channel, Time Warner Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

For more information check out the following link: http://myarlingtontx.com/2014/02/03/new-tv-show-to-highlight-ut-arlington/

Job Fair set for UTA students, alumni

Posted 9-12-2013 by Barrie Hill in category

The Fall All Majors Job Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 18,  in the Maverick Activities Center.

More than 165 employers are registered for the Job Fair, offering full-time, part-time, and internship positions. The following firms are scheduled to attend:

American Airlines                                    Hewlett-Packard           
AT&T                                                       Lockheed Martin
Atmos Energy                                          Microsoft Corporation
Bell Helicopter                                         Nokia Solutions & Networks
CVS Caremark                                        Ryder Logistics & Transportation Solutions
Fidelity Investments                                 Sogeti USA
GEICO Insurance                                    Target
Halliburton Energy Services                    TXU Energy 

While some employers are considered to hire predominately engineering and business students, many are also interested in hiring students from many other disciplines as well.  Companies attending the Job Fair have with openings in a variety of professional positions, offering students numerous opportunities to work and intern.

The Job Fair is only open to current UT Arlington students and alumni, providing an invaluable networking opportunity. Students should wear suits and bring plenty of copies of their resume.

For additional information, contact Linda Wilson 817-272-3243 or lindawilson@uta.edu.

Comm Day set for Oct. 31

Posted 9-9-2013 by Barrie Hill in category

The Department of Communication has set a date for this year’s Comm Day. This fall’s event is slated for Oct. 31 and will focus on student internships.

A wide variety of local companies and nonprofit organizations will have representatives on hand to discuss the importance of internships for soon-to-graduate students and to provide information on internship opportunities available for UTA Department of Communication students in all disciplines.

This year’s keynote speaker for Comm Day will be noted storm chaser Martin Lisius. Lisius will share his own internship experiences as well as insight into his dangerous and interesting profession.


Communication students will attend Communication Day with their classes and have the opportunity to engage in a variety of lectures, panels and discussions and meet with industry professionals. Dr. Andrew Clark is this year’s event committee chairman.

Lecturer receives IABC designation

Posted 5-8-2012 by Barrie Hill in category

Lecturer Melyssa Prince has earned accreditation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The accreditation process entails being accepted as a candidate, presenting a portfolio of work that demonstrates an ability to research, plan, execute and measure communication plans, followed by a 4.5-hour exam. The exam is comprised of a four-hour written portion and a 30-minute oral defense.
 
“I was given a crisis scenario and had to come up with a plan of action and convince a panel of other accredited communicators that the plan was solid," Ms. Prince explains. "The portfolio and exam are evaluated by members of the international organization.”

“After a lot of waiting, I received the word that I had been granted accreditation status," she added. "I am very proud to have achieved the IABC designation.”