Career Exploration Week

Communications and Media: Career Exploration Week

Join us during Communications and Media Career Exploration Week, from March 31 to April 4 2014, to learn about careers and employment opportunities in the communications and media fields. Career Exploration Week will feature opportunities to connect with on- and off-campus experts, including employers and alumni, to help you identify and learn about career paths available in their fields. Fleishman Career Center staff and professionals in the fields will also share tips on how to identify and secure internships during school and job opportunities after graduation.

All events and activities are open to students who have an interest in pursuing a career in communications or media. Attend one or all of the pro-grams offered during this week.

Calendar of Events:

March 31:

April 1:

April 2:

APRIL 3:

April 4:

 

Communications and Media Career Exploration Week is being co sponsored by the Binghamton University Center for Career and Professional Development, Office of Alumni Relations, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Communications and Marketing.

 

 Careers in Communications and Media

Monday, March 31, 5-6 p.m. in UU-133A

Come to this informative program to learn about careers related to communications and media and how to research possible careers in the related fields including public relations, marketing, advertising, broadcast news, print publications and more.

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 Guest Speaker: Jamie Jacobs '06, Riger Advertising

Monday, March 31, 6-7 p.m. in UU-111

Hear from Jaime Jacobs, a Binghamton University alumna and account executive at Riger Advertising, who will discuss her experience as an intern through Binghamton University and the steps she took to transition into a full-time job in advertising. After her lecture, you will have opportunity to ask questions about careers in advertising.

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Careers in Communications and Media (Repeat from March 31)

Tuesday, April 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in UU-133A

Come to this informative program to learn about careers related to communications and media and how to research possible careers in the related fields including public relations, marketing, advertising, broadcast news, print publications, and more.

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Guest Speaker: Ben Giordano, FreshySites

Tuesday, April 1, 6-7 p.m. in UU-111

Hear from Ben Giordano, owner and project manager at FreshySites, who will discuss his career in Web design and website development. After his lecture, you will have opportunity to ask questions about careers in Web design and development.

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Finding an Internship in Communications or Media

Wednesday, April 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in UU-133A

Internships can help you get the hands-on experience you need to be marketable in the workforce. In a group setting, learn how to conduct targeted searches to find internships in the communications and media industries. Stay after to talk to a counselor about your specific internship needs. Bring your laptop.

The Following CDCI Internships are available for the Fall 2014 semester. The deadlines for these internships have been extended to Monday, April 7th, 2014. For more information on how to apply to CDCI credit-bearing internships, please refer to our CDCI Website here.

CDCI Career Development Center Marketing Intern Binghamton University -
Career Development Center
NY - Binghamton
CDCI Clear Channel Media Internship Clear Channel Binghamton NY - Vestal
CDCI Communications Assistant Binghamton University -
Office of Communications and Marketing
NY - Binghamton
CDCI Videographer/Video Assistant Binghamton University -
Office of Communications and Marketing
NY - Binghamton
CDCI News Intern Fox 40 News - WICZTV NY - Vestal
CDCI Sports Intern Fox 40 News - WICZTV NY - Vestal
CDCI Various including:
reporting, producing, videography, sports
WIVT NewsChannel 34 Television NY - Binghamton
CDCI Intern WBNG, Inc. NY - Johnson City

 

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Guest Speaker: Erika Mahoney, WBNG TV

Wednesday, April 2, 6-7 p.m. in UU-111

Erika Mahoney, a reporter/anchor at WBNG TV, will speak about her career in broadcast journalism and share insight into the profession. After her lecture, you will have opportunity to ask questions about careers in broadcast media.

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Student Panel: On-/Off-Campus Opportunities

Thursday, April 3, 6-7 p.m. in UU-103

Hear from students who have gained experience in communications and media roles, either through on- or off-campus opportunities. Learn how they secured their positions, about their experiences gained, and tips and insight on how to find your own on- or off-campus opportunity. Free pizza and drinks. Bring your friends!

Student panelists for this program include:

  • Valentina Codrington '12 Sociology, '14 MBA
  • Eric Greenop '14 MS in Student Affairs Administration
  • Tiffany Moustakas '15 English
  • Pagie Nazinitsky '14 Graphic Design, Political Science and Government, Russian
  • Eseosa Olumhense '14 English, Rhetoric, and Global Culture
  • Mohamed Sesay '14 English
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Professional Panel: Hear from Pros in the Field

Friday, April 4, 2:30-4 p.m. in UU-111

Hear from alumni and other professionals in the communications and media industries at this interactive panel discussion. Learn about potential careers in related fields and ask questions to see which careers interest you most.

Panelists include:

  • Melissa Bykofsky '11, Editorial Assistant, Marie Claire Magazine
  • Ryan Yarosh '02, MPA '09, Director of Media and Public Relations, Binghamton University
  • Chris Strub '07, Social Media Director, Ad Elements LLC
  • Meghin Delaney, Education Reporter, Press & Sun Bulletin
  • John Hartrick, Associate Director, Communications & Sports Information.

The panelists have graciously offered to be contacted for further questions and networking purposes. Refer to our Networking and Informational Interviewing guide or visit the Center for Career and Professional Development for tips on how to contact professionals appropriately.

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Communications and Media Professional Networking Event

Friday, April 4, 4-6:30 p.m. in the Undergrounds Coffeehouse, UU-B32

Connect with professionals in the communications and media fields, as well as faculty, staff and other students with similar interests at this net-working event. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask professionals in the industry questions about their careers and the steps you can take to start building yours. Refreshments will be served. Business casual dress recommended.

Networking is one of the best ways to learn about a career field, build relationships with professionals, and get leads for potential internships and job opportunities. Check out this guide to learn more about networking!

Professional Attendees include:

  • Merrill Douglas (MA, English, '82), Freelance Writer
  • Mike Mangan, Sportswriter, Press & Sun-Bulletin
  • Yvette Sterbenk, Senior Manager of Communications, Corning Museum of Glass
  • Kim Bush, Owner, Evergreene Graphics
  • Ewelina Zajac-Holdrege, Owner & Creative Director, Holdrege Design
  • Ann Rose, Owner, Ann Rose Design
  • Nicole Collins, Research Director, CNY Business Journal/ Business Journal News Network
  • Chris Strub (BA, Economics and English, General Literature and Rhetoric, '07), Social Media Director, Ad Elements
  • Melissa Bykofsky '11, Editorial Assistant, Marie Claire Magazine
  • Ryan Yarosh '02, MPA '09, Director of Media and Public Relations, Binghamton University
  • Meghin Delaney, Education Reporter, Press & Sun Bulletin
  • Jim Riegel, Operations Manager, Unbiased Communications
  • Darcy Fauci, Public Relations Assistant, Binghamton University

 

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Last Updated: 8/6/14