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Business Communication students were able to purchase over 250 pairs of socks during their "Socktober" collection month to donate to the men at Helping Up Mission in Baltimore. The Mission, located at 1029 E. Baltimore Street, "provides hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs." Socks may appear insignificant, but feet are subject to the most wear and tear on the human body so they need protection, especially from the cold and from foot diseases. Here, senior Kristen Brooks helps with the drop off to the Mission. Thanks, BizComms, for your generosity! (Photo by Kylie Handler)

Take a look at this terrific internship posted on Handshake!

Be Humble. Be Hungry. Be great. I WILL. 

Under Armour’s paid intern program offers current college students the chance to get inside the world’s most dynamic brand in sports. Interns at Under Armour will be key players in helping us further our mission of making all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Interns will spend their internship making an impact on their team, learning from others through mentoring, networking, and training, and experiencing what it’s like to live in a great city working for a fast-paced, innovative, and growing company.

What you’ll do as the Communications Intern:

  • Assist with the completion of our Board of Directors books
  • Help create content for the weekly newsletter
  • Assist in fulfilling product placement requests/seeding projects/other PR-related outreach 

What UA is looking for in a Communications Intern:

  • High degree of verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively and concisely present information at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, ever-changing environment, and work as part of a team
  • Proven ability to think critically, problem solve, analyze needs, and offer solutions
  • Passion for the brand
  • Recognition of opportunities to grow and is challenged to take risks
  • Attention to detail and ability to stay well organized
Congratulations to Business Communication alum Chris McKneely, who, as of Nov. 21, joined the Under Armour team as a contracted production artist in the Team Sports Division at Under Armour's main headquarters in Baltimore. Chris' persistence through five years of applications,  rounds of interviews, and rigorous selection processes paid off when he accepted his dream job. Chris' internship at Lightning Wear Apparel taught him a lot about the sportswear production process, which gave him an advantage in the selection process. Way to go, Chris! (Photo from Facebook)

Three business communication faculty members who participate in the "Faculty in the Halls" program -- Leeanne Bell McManus, Christine Noya, and Chip Rouse -- put on their aprons along with nursing professor Laurel Moody to serve up a Thanksgiving dinner for the first-year residents in Western Run and Patapsco Halls. They were aided by Sarah Mansfield, the AVP of Residence Life, and resident directors Jason Summers and Evan Huckfeldt. Turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn and pumpkin pie teased the palates of over 140 guests during the evening of Nov. 21. The event was held in the Ratcliffe Center, and a special shout out goes to all the resident assistants who were on hand to serve up the tasty meal. Happy holidays!

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