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Communications Student Employee

U of I WebStore is looking to hire two students, one from UIS and one from UIC, majoring in communications, advertising, marketing, journalism or a related field for the fall 2017 semester. These students will be responsible for developing communication resources that promote WebStore and its programs at their respective campus.

Each student employee will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of a social media plan and daily social media activities
  • Interviewing students, faculty, and professionals for testimonials
  • Representing WebStore at various events on the UIS campus
  • Generating leads for events that are appropriate for WebStore to participate in or sponsor as well as training opportunities for WebStore to host or facilitate
  • General promotion of WebStore including, but not limited to, email campaigns, guerilla marketing, creating promotional material, and speaking on WebStore's behalf to interested groups


Necessary Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in communications, advertising, marketing, or journalism
  • Experience with social media marketing/advertising
  • Research and professional interviewing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently


Other Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a student at the University of Illinois 
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University

Each student will be expected work five hours per week with flexible scheduling and to schedule a routine check-in meeting with WebStore personnel by phone. The hours of work for this position are flexible, but must be documented to be compensated. The student will be expected to use their own computer hardware and mobile resources. Other materials necessary for completion of promotional tasks will be supplied by WebStore.  

To Apply

To apply for this position, please fill out the Technology Services Student Employment Application at go.illinois.edu/studentemployment​. Select WebStore for the application position. You must also send two writing samples and a resume to webstore-promotions@illinois.edu. In the subject line of the email, please write: UIS Communications Student – [Your Name]. All application materials must be submitted by September 22, 2017.

Start date is as soon as possible following selection of an employee. End date is December 15, 2017.