The ninth annual Scripps Day took place at Ohio University Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, bringing with it a host of excitement. New this year was the Scripps Next Top Intern contest in which two Scripps College of Communication students — Eric Tiu of Media Arts & Studies and Zainab Kandeh of Journalism — tied for first place, both winning $3,500 stipends from the Scripps Howard Foundation to pursue their dream internships.
“I can’t thank the college and the foundation enough for this opportunity,” Tiu said. “This will change my life, as I’m from a small town in southern Ohio. This will give me the chance to broaden my horizons and get out of the area to gain internship experience.”
Scripps Day is an annual celebration of the partnership between the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication. The day kicked off with the Scripps Expo, where student work took center stage in Baker Center Ballroom. A plenary session on leadership at every level drew a crowd of more than 200 in the afternoon. A networking reception honoring retiring foundation president and CEO Mike Philipps concluded the programming.
In addition to public events, several behind-the-scenes activities such as faculty/professional working groups and resume critiques were part of Scripps Day.
Scripps Day began in September 2006 after the Scripps Howard Foundation announced a $15 million gift to the College of Communication at Ohio University in April of that year. The gift served to support a wide variety of College of Communication programs and initiatives involving diversity, technology, teaching fellowships, scholarships, internships, visiting professional residencies and more.
Learn more about Scripps Day or view our photos from Scripps Day 2014.
Above: Eric Tiu with Scripps Howard Foundation President and CEO Mike Philipps after being named a winner of the Scripps Next Top Intern contest. Photo by Sabrina Schaeffer
Original article by Erin Roberts.