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DPU Smart Search

DPU Smart Search

My colleague Massimo Di Pierro has created a very useful tool for students and faculty at DePaul to find and research available courses at DePaul. The tool is:

DPU Smart Search

The tool scrapes public information from DePaul sites. Definitely worth checking out.

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2015 INTXHACK Challenge

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(Reposting from Newsline)

DePaul faculty, staff and students are invited to test their innovation and app-building skills at the 2015 INTXHACK Challenge. Held in conjunction with INTX: The Internet and Television Expo, the INTXHACK Challenge is a 24-hour hackathon that challenges developers to create apps from scratch using the latest tools, data and content for a chance to win up to $10,000.

The event takes place May 2-3 at 1871, Chicago's hub for digital start-up companies. The event's top teams will advance to the INTXHACK Finals May 5-7, where they will compete to win an additional $15,000 and other prizes. Finalists also will be featured in an INTX showcase, gaining the opportunity to share their ideas with industry executives and experts.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to share information about the event with students. If you would like to participate, register yourself or your team now by signing up here to enter as a tech entrepreneur or developer. If you would like to support INTXHACK by providing tools, data or content, contact intxhack@ncta.com.

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The Online College Student - Not As Lazy As Thought

Rina Bongsu-Petersen (DePaul's Director of Strategic Analytics) shared this infographic with me. Some pleasant validation for online learning (and students) can be found here. The infographic is supposed to have come from getarealdegree.com but I no longer see it on their site. I hope the data is accurate…

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Handbook for Surviving the Gradpocalypse

Handbook for Surviving the Gradpocalypse

Over the next ten or so weeks, the Career Center and related areas will be executing a digital and social engagement initiative geared toward students who are set to graduate in 2014 (Handbook for Surviving the Gradpocalypse). At the heart of the campaign is a micro-website and blog:

http://survivethegradpocalypse.org

DePaul students, faculty and staff will be tweeting with the hashtag #Gradpocalypse.

Students (and other interested parties) can sign-up to join the site by text message:

Text SURVIVE to +1 312-756-7274 to join.

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Federal Direct Student Loan interest rates

A message from the Student Government Association:

Good News, #DePaul Students: Federal Direct Student Loan interest rates for the academic year have been reduced. See how this affects you:

Reduced Student Loan Interest Rates

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CIMA 2013 Academic Scholarships

CIMA (Chicago Interactive Marketing Association) now accepting applications for 2013 Academic Scholarships.

Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students attending a Chicago-based university (i.e. DePaul) with a keen interest in pursuing a career in Interactive Marketing.

To apply, please download the application and follow instructions for submission.

All materials must be received by Friday, April 5, 2013.

Email Alison Jensen, Director of Academic Affairs, at education@chicagoima.org.
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DePaul Interns - A Day in the Life

A Day In The lIfe

Kate Stevenson has started a new site for our intern students to talk about their experiences. It’s called “A Day in the Life” and the site lets DePaul interns blog about what their jobs are like. The goal is to feature these students and share with other students what an internship entails. All interns will be featured in the site.

Each quarter a new crop of students will be able to express their thoughts.

Fernando Martinez, now at the Tribune, is the first student featured. Others will follow.

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iDePaul App Goes Live

idepaul-app

DePaul’s new App has gone live, and can be download to the major mobile platforms:

iPhone · Android · Blackberry

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DePaul’s Grad Program in Bahrain

DePaul Students

Newsline has a short piece about the 70 students who just graduated in Bahrain. You can read about it here.

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Chegg Etextbooks

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Heather Campbell (Chegg.com’s Community Manager ) got in touch with me recently to tell me about a new service that Chegg offers. Chegg launched a new eReader recently, which may be of interest to DePaul students and faculty. You can find out more about it here:

http://www.chegg.com/etextbooks/

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The Desire2Learn Edge Challenge

edge

A new competition that should appeal to DePaul entrepreneurial students. The Desire2Learn Edge Challenge is a chance to build an educational mobile app and win $25,000 and a trip to San Diego to present your prototype to eLearning Leaders at the Desire2Learn User Conference.

More information can be found here.

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E-Motion

The Coleman Center is hosting its annual fundraiser, E-Motion, on Wednesday, October 19th. In their own words:


Join us for E-MOTION, the Coleman Center's energy-filled fundraiser. Experience a free-flowing evening of ENGAGING CONTACTS who will grow your network; ELECTRIC STORIES that will capture your imagination; EMERGING ENTREPRENEURS who will impress you with their ideas and achievements; and an EMPOWERING SPEAKER who will inspire you to greater heights. Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres food stations and cocktails, all the while supporting the next generation of Chicago entrepreneurs. All net proceeds will support DePaul University's mentoring and educational program for student entrepreneurs.



Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Galleria Marchetti
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Resources For Kellstadt Students

I am re-posting a message from the Kellstadt Career Management Center that went out to current Kellstadt Students and Alumni:

“We are pleased to announce the addition of a new resource for you in your job/internship search. MBA Focus is a job/internship posting and resume book tool that provides additional opportunities on top of what is already provided through our office. Highlights of this resource, how to access it, and how the tool compares/contrasts to current resources are listed below.”

All systems available to Kellstadt students and alumni for jobs, events, and networking:

1. Kellstadt Career Manager
http://DePaulBusiness.experience.com
Purpose: Official recruiting tool for Kellstadt. Job/Internship postings, events, resume books, etc. specifically targeting Kellstadt students/alumni.

2. DePaul Experience
http://DePaul.experience.com
Purpose: ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge), under ASK Mentors

3. MBA Focus
Students
https://gtscandidate.mbafocus.com/DePaul/Candidates/Login.aspx?pid=1073
Alumni
https://gtscandidate.mbafocus.com/DePaul/Candidates/Login.aspx?pid=1074
Purpose:
Additional resume book and job/internship postings from employers specifically targeting a group of top MBA programs (approx. 60 schools). This tool broadens your search criteria and includes many opportunities outside of Chicago
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BestCollegesOnline.com ranks DePaul "20 Incredible Colleges for Special Needs Students"

Best Colleges Online


BestCollegesOnline.com has ranked DePaul university as one of "20 Incredible Colleges for Special Needs Students.” This is nice to hear, as DePaul prides itself on providing the best possible education for all students. BestCollegesOnline.com ranks DePaul at number 13, and has this to say:

“The Chicago chapter of this Jesuit-run school wants to ensure that all students, even those with special needs, get the help they need to excel. Participants can seek out help at the Office of Students with Disabilities, but for additional support, the school’s PLuS Program is a must. The Productive Learning Strategies Program is designed to assist with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Asperger’s, OCD or bipolar disorder. Throughout the school year, students in the program will get support, tutoring, advocacy and counseling time with an LD specialist.”



Although some at DePaul have referred to it being a Jesuit institution in the past, it is more correctly a Vincentian University. I hope BestCollegesOnline.com is able to make a correction in the future (but thank you for the recognition, which is appreciated).

Here are some of the student services they mention. All are worth a visit:

Office of Students with Disabilities

PLuS (Productive Learning Strategies Program) Program

Update (2:30PM)


BestCollegesOnline.com has corrected their information on DePaul to:

The Chicago chapter of this Vincentian school wants to ensure that all students, even those with special needs, get the help they need to excel. Participants can seek out help at the Office of Students with Disabilities, but for additional support, the school’s PLuS Program is a must. The Productive Learning Strategies Program is designed to assist with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Asperger’s, OCD or bipolar disorder. Throughout the school year, students in the program will get support, tutoring, advocacy and counseling time with an LD specialist.

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Opportunites at Google for Students

Google

The Google Online Challenge is running again this year, and Google has taken this opportunity to remind students of employment options within the company.

Undergraduate and graduate full-time job opportunities can be found here.

Internship information can be found here.

In addition, Google has a YouTube Students Channel, and a Students Blog.

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2011 Symposium - Click: Emerging Media and the Empowered Consumer

KMG 2011

Date: 04/16/2011
Location: DePaul Center: 1 E. Jackson - 8th Floor
Online Registration: www.kellstadtmarketing.com

The Kellstadt Marketing Group (KMG) is hosting its award winning third annual marketing symposium on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m. entitled "Click: Emerging Media and the Empowered Consumer" at the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.

Click will feature digital media executive and thought leader Robert Tercek, who most recently served as the President of Digital Media for the Oprah Winfrey network and "Why She Buys: The New Strategy Reaching the World's Most Powerful Consumers" author Bridget Brennan, who also serves as CEO of Female Factor Corporation. In addition to these two headliners, KMG is showcasing a variety of cutting edge marketing talent from Chicago area businesses including Arc Worldwide, Mobile Anthem, All State, Signal, Leo Burnett and more.

Bridget Brennan will hold a book signing immediately following her closing keynote speech at 4:30p.m.

KMG's 2011 symposium will bring together DePaul students, alumni and Chicago area marketing professionals for a day long exploration of cutting edge marketing content. It is Click's mission to examine the marketing implications of emerging media’s influence on today’s consumer. Click seeks to provide insight into the empowered consumer while shedding light on the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging media.

Topics examined include Interactive Marketing, Mobile Marketing and Brand. Tickets are $65 for KMG members and $89 for Non-KMG members. Breakfast, lunch, appetizers and drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public. Additional information and updates can be found on our Symposium event page.

The Kellstadt Marketing Group (KMG) is a community of DePaul University graduate students, faculty and alumni who are interested and involved in the practice and learning of marketing. KMG is focused on providing our members with the resources, knowledge and connections to become successful marketing professionals. In addition to providing a hub for professional networking, KMG also provides educational programs that enrich the graduate and experienced professionals’ careers. KMG is committed to upholding and promoting the highest professional standards in our industry.

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Visions of Students Tomorrow



Curt Bonk alerted me to Michael Wesch’s new video project. He has put the call out for students to submit video clips that chart their mediated life. This article at the Chronicle of Higher Education provides a little more context.
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