If you have a job, internship, co-op program or just interested in hiring a student on a freelance basis please post the job here. Fill out the form below and it will be sent to the administrator of the site, or contact the editor of this site or any one of the professors in Digital Information Design. Be sure to tell us the location of your company, the date the job application closes, and a brief summary of the job and the salary where possible. If contact information is not provided we will assume the email address you sent will be the contact email address. Thank you for thinking of DIFD students at Winthrop.

The site administrator is Professor Gerry Derksen
derkseng [at] winthrop [dot] edu

JOBS for 2014/15


Date: Oct. 30, 2014
Deadline: Nov 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC.
Job Summary: We have an upcoming opportunity for a more highly motivated student or recent grad who wants to get into writing. We’ve just launched a new company / product called TradeKing Advisors and we’ve opened a copywriting / proofreading contract. In addition to copywriting, the job would include interface writing, optimizing landing pages, making content suggestions, etc. Having domain knowledge of UX, marketing and advertising would be helpful.

This position is 40 hours a week and we’re willing to look at people new to the industry that have writing experience, probably not the best fit for someone without previous internship experience. You must be willing and able to come to our office as often as possible but we may be able to be more flexible with hours within the contract.

Qualifications: Applicants must be:
- senior level DIFD or Mass Communications
- preference will be given to recent graduates or students with previous internship

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Contact: Sarah Avril
at [email protected] or 800-425-3205


Date: Oct. 27, 2014
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC.
Job Summary: The role of Usability Intern will assist the Usability & Ideation team in planning and conducting user research, managing lab technology and software and working with UX teams to create experiences grounded in user-centered principles.

Your primary responsibility will be to work closely with and assist usability engineers. This can include:
• Planning and conducting user research, including methods such
as: ethnographic field studies, usability studies, benchmark studies,
competitive evaluations, focus groups, phone interviews, user surveys,
heuristic evaluations, prototype evaluations, and similar approaches.

• Preparing data collection materials (e.g., discussion guides), synthesizing
end user research findings, creating presentations and reports, personas,
task flows, and general documentation of research techniques and

• Managing usability lab technology and materials. Assisting in all the pre
and post technical set-up necessary for conducting research including
Morae (recording software) and Tobii (Eye Tracking software).

• Note taking and artifact logging during usability sessions. Help team
manage See Rite process for observation

• Working collaboratively with interaction designers and other user
experience professionals to define and improve the user experience for

Ally’s online and mobile properties.

Qualifications: Applicants must be:
• Bachelors in (or in a Bachelors program to study) Communications,
Human Factors Engineering, Usability/Research, or Business Psychology,
other related discipline, Masters preferred.

• Formal training and/or hands-on qualitative research experience spanning
lab testing, focus groups, ethnography, field studies, cognitive reviews,
heuristic evaluations, persona development, diary studies.
• Experience with Morae, Silverback or other recording software
• Experience with Eye Tracking (Tobii) is a plus
• Excellent observational and analytical skills and the ability to visualize
information effectively and tailor presentations to the audience
• Experience and passion for emerging technology with a high degree of
technical aptitude and competency. Experience usability testing with touch
devices is a plus
• Must be articulate and inspire commitment to a higher standard

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Contact: Lori Spangard
at 704-444-4693


Date: Oct. 26, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Remote.
Job Summary: We are in need of an intern or two to do some WordPress work. It would be hourly paid freelance work.

We are reaching out to Winthrop because we like a fresh point of view that college students have. These are small projects but depending on the quality and work ethic it could lead to more projects.

The projects do not require any php programming but may require small amount of JavaScript, namely working with jQuery. The work would be primarily design and copy work. It would also require them to organize and categorize information for web users to have a good user experience. They would also have to interact with our clients either in person or by phone. I would be supervising their work which can be completed remotely.

Qualifications: Applicants must be:
- junior or senior level DIFD or Graphic Design

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Contact: Jimmy Schwietert
at [email protected]


Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Rock Hill, SC.
Job Summary: Mr. Wetzel needs to promote a movie about his late brother, Frank Wetzel, based on the book by the late sportswriter Bill Currie entitled “Guilty with Reasonable Doubt”. Frank was convicted of murder in N.C. in the mid-1950s based on shaky evidence and died in prison a couple of years ago. … Mr. Wetzel has some video clips that he would like made into a nice video to promote the idea of making a feature film. Some other footage would be needed too.
Qualifications: Applicants must be:
- able to video tape and edit video
- have a sense of story and follow a story line
- have ideas about promotion and what makes a good video spot
- produce a web version and use web tools for promotion

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Contact: Mr. Wetzel
at 803 – 431 – 3329

JOBS for 2013/14


Date: April 15, 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Location: 1800 Overview Drive, Rock Hill, SC.
Job Summary: offer two (3) full-time paid Summer Internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with the following majors:
- Integrated Marketing Communications
- Visual Communication Design

Interns from these majors will be considered for placement within the Atlas Copco corporate, multibrand, or Chicago Pneumatic Tools marketing
- Marketing Communication Assistants
- Product Marketing Assistants
Qualifications: Applicants must be:

- Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending an accredited college, university or technical/vocational institution.
- Eligible to work in the United States without company assistance.
- If the applicant is in an undergraduate program, he/she must be a rising junior or senior.
- Majoring in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Contact: Brenda Bolduc
Human Resources Manager
Atlas Copco Compressors
1800 Overview Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29730
[email protected]

Opportunity: Fat Cat Brittle LLC

Date: Jan 25, 2014
Location: Rock Hill, SC.
Job Summary: Fat Cat is a small company that makes brittle. There are 12 flavors using peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans. Its been for sale at the Peach Stand in Fort Mill and Carolina Fresh Farms in Rock Hill. We just recently became an LLC and need some help with the logo and identity design. ‘Fatty’ our current logo is not ours outright, its public domain art and we don’t own him. We think he has a great look about him, but we are open to suggestions and ideas. We are thinking of a variation of the current Fatty but with enough difference that we could trademark him.
Qualifications: Graphic Designer.
Salary: Flat Rate
Contact: Harry Johnson email [email protected]

Opportunity: Cardinal Solutions

Date: Nov 12, 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC.
Job Summary: We’re looking to hire a couple of junior iOS developers that are straight out of college, or any students that may be graduating soon or had graduated within the last year or two that may be looking for an iOS gig.
Qualifications: iOS development preferred.
Salary: Negotiable.
Contact: Bermon Painter email [email protected]

Opportunity: AIMCAL

Date: Nov. 9, 2013
Location: 201 Springs Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Job Summary: Support the Communications Department that is responsible for all AIMCAL communications – including all digital and print media, AIMCAL websites, audio/video resources, advertising, IT services– including all content management systems, registration and email systems, servers, database, internet, security, hardware and outside vendor services.
Position requires college degree in computer programming or web development, but will consider an experienced candidate who meets the skill requirements.
Must have experience with these programming languages: HTML, CSS, SQL, C#, VB, ASP.NET.
Must have experience with Windows IIS, SSMS and server management tools.
Must be able to learn the DotNetNuke content management system, including its associated modules and development tools.
Must have experience with basic Windows networking and be able to assist with installing and maintaining internal systems and hardware.

Additional Considerations are as follows;
Experience with DotNetNuke is a plus.
Experience with print design (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks) is a plus.
Experience with social media and the potential to contribute to our strategic plans in this area is a plus.
Experience with Audio/Visual equipment and production (video, photography, etc.) is a plus.

Salary: Send resume and salary requirements to:
Contact: [email protected]

Opportunity: Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina

Date: Nov 1, 2013

This upcoming Tuesday, a speaker from Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina will be coming on campus to discuss IT positions they have available! They are offering a paid comprehensive training/apprenticeship program. The program starts this May and only 10-25 positions are available so be sure to come to the meeting to try and secure your position!

It will take place during common time (11:00-12:00) on Tuesday (November 5) in Thurmond 308.
Remember that this is a paid program that could give you extremely valuable experience so try your best to be there!

Salary: unknown

Contact: Find out at the meeting.

Opportunity: BI Informatics Developer-Assoc.

Date: Oct 9, 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Req ID: 3863
Position Number: 00123375

Employment Type: Full Time

Department Name: Dickson Advanced Analytics Grp
Location: CHS Corporate Operations

Job Summary:
Under supervision the Associate Informatics Developers help build and maintain the applications, infrastructure, tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of BI and Analytics information. They adhere to all administrative policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and stability of data management/collection processes. They consult with and advise users of the Business Intelligence applications. They prepare activity and progress reports related to these efforts.
Knowledge of Data Warehousing/ Business Intelligence best practices and techniques. Some exposure to Microsoft web technologies in the Visual Studio .Net environment (C#, VBA, ASP.Net, web services, XML, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS) and/or Client Server Database Applications (MS Access, Filemaker Pro, etc.) Strong communication (verbal & presentation) skills necessary to be effective communicating at all levels of the organization. Bachelor degree in Computer Science strongly preferred, although two year degree candidates and candidates with demonstrated competencies and work experience will be considered. Familiarity with database and application development tools is required (ASP.NET, JAVASCRIPT, CSS, SQL SERVER, SQL, MS ACCESS). Communicate effectively in verbal, written, and electronic formats with co-workers, supervisors, department heads, and all customers using appropriate terminology and grammar. Proficient with a variety of information systems technologies is desirable; desktop applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.). Previous 3-5 years related work experience desired.

Essential Functions
- Develops, tests, documents, and maintains information systems.
- Provides support and evaluation of BI Management, Application Specialists and the IS Data Warehouse team to leverage existing BI Informatics and Data Warehouse architecture.
- Demonstrates ability to identify and understand business impact of decisions made to fulfill customer expectations.
- Provides support for establishing goals of information systems.
- Serves as liaison for Informatics database-driven web applications and Windows applications.

Physical Requirements:
Requires ability to lift and move items 35 lbs. from floor to waist-high tables or shelves six feet above floor level.

Education, Experience and Certifications
High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelors Degree preferred. Familiarity with database and application development tools is required. Some exposure to Microsoft web technologies in the Visual Studio .Net environment and/or Client Server Database Applications. Have an understanding of Database Management System concepts. Knowledge of Data Warehousing/ Business Intelligence best practices and techniques. Strong communication skills necessary to be effective communicating at all levels of the organization. Proficient with a variety of information systems technologies is desirable; desktop applications and databases.

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

Salary: Negotiable


Opportunity: HTML Quality Assurance person.

Date: Oct 2, 2013
Location: Rock Hill
Job Summary:

This person will review the website, look for glitches in the HTML code and fix them. Know anyone that would test high in HTML? We’re looking to interview tomorrow or Friday and start next Monday or on the 4th . It’s a full-time position and a chance with a great company. 3-4 month contract if they perform well.

Salary: $14 – $15 per/hour

Contact: Amy Leeper 704.339.0550 ext. 55453

Opportunity: Designer/Development Public Service

Date: Oct 3, 2013
Location: Rock Hill
Job Summary:
The B.A.P. business student club would like a complete redesign of their web page. There is no money for pay, but you would gain a nice item for your resume. If interested, contact Xin “Gracie” Qi.

Salary: None

Contact: [email protected]

Opportunity: Front-end Development Freelance

Date: Oct 9, 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC.
Job Summary:
We are looking for someone to work as a freelance designer at Moonlight Creative anywhere from 5-50 hours per month, but only on a contract basis. Would need to be someone who has at least 4 years experience and a flexible schedule. The candidate should exhibit strong working knowledge with HTML and CSS, and have working experience with PHP, jQuery and MySQL databases. A solid understanding of web interactions and web standards is a must. Finally, the candidate should be familiar with WordPress and creating custom website templates. The ideal candidate would be a recent grad or someone in their final year of school who has their own computer and software.


[email protected]

Opportunity: Software Development Internship

Date: Oct 1, 2013
Location: Fort Mill, SC.
Job Summary:
The purpose of this internship position at INSite Business Solutions is to prepare participants interested in “web software application development” as a career. INSite Business Solutions is an enterprise level software and web application programming company located in Baxter Village of Fort Mill, SC. Representative clients of INSite include: Caterpillar, Chiquita, Continental Tire, the Daniel Group, WorshipPlanning.com, RunMyClub.com, Security Industry Specialist, and Belk Stores.

The intern selected for this position should have interest in web design, programming and project management in an Agile development environment.
• It is preferred that the prospective intern be a rising junior or senior and be able to begin their
employment no later than October 2013.
• Currently pursuing a four year degree in CS, CIS, Web Application Design, or IT related major
• Minimum GPA of 3.0

The intern will be exposed to Quality Assurance testing, UX & UI design, scripting and programming.
Responsibilities will grow as the individual is exposed to the industry and gains experience.

Work Environment and Schedule:
The Software Development Intern will work a flexible afternoon schedule Monday – Friday and a minimum of 10 hours per week. This position will last for approximately two years with the possibility of a full-time position with INSite at the end of the internship.

The salary for this position is $7.25 per hour.
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to [email protected]

Contact: www.INSiteBiz.com

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