Public Relations Internship

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Public Relations Internship

Description

Foote Communications, LLC, a small public relations firm handling busy clients, is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom. At the end of this internship, students will be ready to enter any fast-paced public relations firm with excellent skills. It’s essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, strong writing ability, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details. This person must be a self-starter and a critical thinker.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor all forms of media
  • Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements, appearances, photo shoots, and other special events
  • Write press releases and other materials
  • Screen phone calls
  • Assist with mailings, print production
  • Create interview preparation materials
  • Compile contact lists
  • Search for press clippings
  • Create or update databases
  • Greet guests and clients

Requirements

Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Only interns proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply.

Majors

Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

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Where2Go411 Wins New U Entrepreneurs Grant

McLean, Va – A panel of expert judges awarded WhereToGo411.com a $20,000 grant as part of a national competition.

The New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY project announced December 10 that its two 2013 seed grant winners have been selected based on three-fourths-weighted judges vote combined with a one-fourth crowd-sourced peer vote.

Kathy TimesThe winners from participating organizations and unaffiliated groups are Eunice Nuekie Cofie, CEO/Founder of “EthnicDermMedia,” and Kathy Times, Co-founder of “Wheretogo411.com.” Times and Cofie are graduates of Florida A&M University.

“This grant will help spread awareness about a unique tool designed to help grow the African-American business class, and spur economic development in communities that suffer disproportionately from economic neglect,” said Times. “I’m ecstatic and want to thank the New U judges for this awesome gift that will help us fuel a national campaign; it will change the economic reality of urban communities across America,” she added.

As in past years, program co-directors Doug Mitchell and Alli Joseph felt that using crowd-sourcing as part of the decision-making process was the most equitable way to choose winners.  “After receiving feedback from past grant recipients, camp participants and our panel of judges, we adjusted the formula for deciding who wins. We wanted the decision to be less of a popularity contest and more of an experientially informed decision by experts,” said Doug Mitchell, program Co-director. “The open public vote remains a vital part of the process, as our judges get to see how our contestants ‘sell’ others on what they are doing.”

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Make College Work For You: Commit Yourself to Success

As millions of young women return to college, Deya “Direct” Smith, a former Miss Black U.S.A., media maven, producer and author, urges them to map out their career plan, surround themselves with a “dream team” and stay focused on their goals.

Deya Direct Smith“The point is when people see you ‘doing’ your dream and doing it well, you make those doubters, those haters into believers,” says Smith, author of “Touch Yourself: 30 Ways to Boldly Live, Love and Let Go!” Smith (http://deyadirect.net) “Our days of child-like naiveté’ are gone. Nobody owes us anything. But how you present yourself – prepared and with passion – could make someone want to give you everything.

Smith says college is a time for women to “seize the opportunity to explore options for improving your life and your career.” In her direct, tough-love book, Smith intertwines lessons from her life’s journey with heartfelt advice, targeting younger women who are struggling to get their lives and careers on track. Smith takes on the most difficult subjects from the emotional rollercoaster of everyday life to relationships, finances, health, sex life and succeeding on your job.

Smith invites college women to share their thoughts about how they’re trying to achieve their dreams on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DeyaDirect

“There’s a tendency for women to half-step their ways through life because of unexpected setbacks,” says Smith, who used the disappointment of a divorce from her college sweetheart early in her life to fuel a successful career on Capitol Hill and now in radio as a lead producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) which reaches 8 million listeners every week in more than 100 cities. “I’ve been there – divorce, car breaking down, trying to make ends meet paying bills. But you’ve got to say to yourself that you can’t waste your time on the should-haves or the what-might-have-beens, you’ve got to commit yourself to YOU – and what you want to get out of life.

Throughout her book, Smith interjects interviews she has conducted with such celebrities as Pam Grier and Alicia Keys. As Smith has travelled around the country, she says she is hearing from so many women who are eager to start a national dialogue helping women inspire each other.
For college women, “Touching Your Life, Unlocking Your Passion”, addresses everything from how to get out of bad relationships, manage your finances, network and find a job. A key part of her approach is interspersing scriptures from the Bible to emphasize key issues that tie to her core themes.

Smith is the creator and host of Girlfriend FM, a short-form video show-commentary-blog targeting female-driven hot topics on Tom Joyner TV and BlackAmericaWeb.com.

You can purchase “Touch Yourself” online at DeyaDirect.net or on Amazon.com. If you’re interested in a review copy, please contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.


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Dallas IT Start Up Attracts Investors for Identity Management System

B-System IMS Could Protect Everyone’s Social Security Number Against Fraud

Investments Major Step Forward for B-System Identity Management System

 (DALLAS – June 5) bSecurity Systems, LLC, a Dallas IT start-up, has received a round of investment to hire a project manager to develop a prototype for an identity management system that has been called one of the most forward-looking technology inventions in the country in recent years.

Irving Rowe of Pinnacle Management Service, a Dallas technology consulting firm, has been named the lead project manager and developer for the prototype of B-System Identity Management System (IMS).  The firm, founded by Dallas inventor Ray de Beasley, is in the development phase foTom Hill and Ray de Beasley r a technological method that will demonstrate one of the most innovative inventions designed to help protect everyone’s Social Security Numbers (SSN). It has the potential to generate tens of billions of dollars annually to create and fund more than 200,000 estimated federal jobs, according to analysts’ projections.

“This project is extremely important not only to me, but to the city of Dallas as well,” said Shareefah McConnell, the project’s first investor, and president of Strategizing Insurance Advisors, LLC. “I believe the technology Mr. de Beasley created is assured to set Dallas on the map for globally innovation, and it will be the first of its kind.”

The investments come at a time when the business community is closely looking at the stock market’s timid reaction to the initial public offering of Facebook.  Local investors said they’re looking at businesses that will have a direct impact on their communities. The wave of new investment comes after more than four years of seed funding that B-System has received to file for a patent, create the business plan and preliminary design for the system.  With nearly $100,000 invested and thousands of hours of sweat equity, bSecurity Systems, LLC is poised to move forward, supporters said.

“When Bill Gates was forming his little company which grew into Microsoft, I didn’t know anything about it during the development stage,” said Linda Hayes, president of the Southern Communities Investment Club, and Realtor. “But I know about B-Systems and its potential impact on Dallas, Texas, the United States, and the world.”

Lana Jackson, owner of LJ Services, a tax, payroll, accounting service company for individuals and businesses, said the potential of this project is huge. “I have been following this project for four years,” Jackson said. “This project is great for growth in our community and for all of Dallas. This is a lifetime opportunity to get involved on the ground level.”

Tom Hill, who ran the EDS Fellows and the Distinguished Engineering Program, has been a longtime supporter of the B-System Identity Management System (IMS), says this is a huge step forward for this project. “Since the proposed system protects social security numbers and other personal privacy attributes; the development jobs, implementation jobs and operations jobs created by the system will most certainly be contained within the USA.”

As project manager, Rowe will play a critical role in creating a prototype that will provide the ability to effectively demonstrate the IMS method and that will be used towards the development of the entire system.

“B-System will use multiple processes and algorithms for authenticating users, looking up matching faces on multiple photos, automatically recognizing facial features in graphic editors, and locating faces on still images,” said Rowe who has been a programming consultant for more than 20 years. “With this type of system, the nation as a whole will benefit.”

The B-System Privacy Protection Method, in part, offers a more effective and secures the means to issue and protect the national use of the social security number.  The software is conceived to provide the federal government and commercial outlets an innovative method that will effectively deter and dramatically prevent ID fraud and save hundreds of billions of dollars annually in monetary and other forms of loss that is associated with being a victim of ID Fraud.

Hayes said she’s excited about the future of the B-System solution and the opportunity for residents of the southern sector of Dallas to invest in their own community. “I invested now because it’s affordable,” Hayes said. “So, I founded Southern Communities Investment Club, which allows the community to invest in B-System during the development stage … The southern sector of Dallas has been promised so much over the years, and delivered little. Members of my own community discovered this club so now, it’s time to get behind something that can make a difference for and in the very community I live and work in.”

To learn more about the B-System IMS, go to http://bsecuritysystems.com.  For additional information, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.


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Joe Madison Interview with Tom Hill

Joe Madison, host of the popular XM/Sirius radio show, interviews Tom Hill, an EDS Fellows and the Distinguished Engineering Program, who believe The B-System Privacy Protection Method (http://bsecuritysystems.com) could create some 200,o00 jobs, when fully implemented.  Here’s a link to his interview: Joe Madison Talks About New Identity Management Software

The B-System product, in part, offers a more effective and secure means to issue and protect the national use of the social security number. The company has a patent pending for a sophisticated software system idea that will make it more difficult for thieves to illegally use social security numbers and other forms of personal identifying information.  The software is conceived to provide the federal government and commercial outlets an innovative method that will effectively deter and dramatically prevent   ID  fraud and  save hundreds of  billions of dollars annually in monetary and other forms of  loss that is associated with being a victim of ID Fraud.


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bSecurity Systems Featured in WFAA

Gary Reaves, a veteran reporter with WFAA/Channel 8, featured Velma Hart, bSecurity Systems’ CFO and partner, and its inventor, Ray de Beasley, in a feature story.


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New Identity Management Method Could Create 200,000 New Jobs

Experts say solution addresses President Obama’s Call for Innovation

A proposed new identity protection software development company could lead to creating nearly 200,000 permanent new jobs in the U.S. at a time when President Obama is calling for more innovation and job creation.

Tom Hill, who ran the EDS Fellows and the Distinguished Engineering Program, says B-Security Systems’ concept “potentially solves an enormous identity management problem facing the United States government.” He said the company’s solution could create anywhere from 125,000 to 200,000. In an evaluation of the product, Hill said, “The proposed B-Systems solution has identified several key areas of concern for secure identity management that have not been adequately covered by either government or commercial initiatives.” Most of these jobs also would require employees to be bonded and U.S. citizens, according to B-Security Systems’ business plan.

Velma Hart, who recently became a partner of B-Security Systems and its chief financial officer, said the company has a product that’s sorely needed and will help out the nation’s economy. This week, the president released his $3.7 trillion federal budget and recently met with the CEOs of the nation’s top technology companies, seeking their ideas on how to fuel innovation and job creation.

“Look, it’s very simple,” said Hart, former CFO of AMVETS, a veteran service organization who made national headlines last year when she questioned President Obama on the ineffectiveness of his economic policies. “B-Systems offers a tangible innovative technology solution that has a huge potential to create jobs. We’re looking for investors, the federal government – the President himself – to take notice. We’re committed to making sure this business makes a difference, but we need folks to step up.”

The B-System Privacy Protection Method (http://bsecuritysystems.com), in part, offers a more effective and secure means to issue and protect the national use of the social security number. The company has a patent pending for a sophisticated software system idea that will make it more difficult for thieves to illegally use social security numbers and other forms of personal identifying information. The software is conceived to provide the federal government and commercial outlets an innovative method that will effectively deter and dramatically prevent ID fraud and save hundreds of billions of dollars annually in monetary and other forms of loss that is associated with being a victim of ID Fraud.

To contact Ms. Hart or learn more about B-Security Systems LLC, contact Neil Foote, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.


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