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  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 9:17 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Interactive Journalism, , , ONA, Online News Association, professional associations, , Volunteering   

    Volunteering + Networking = Career Traction 

    Here’s a general principle for all students to take note of:  engaging as a volunteer in work that matters to you can pay off tremendously for your career.  Whether it’s an on-campus organization, or an off-campus cause or professional association, if there’s a “world” where you want access, you can get it by being an active, dependable  volunteer, building a track record, and leveraging your involvement to best effect.

    Here’s an upcoming opportunity/case study from the world of journalism. This October, the Online News Association (whose simple domain name, http://www.journalists.org, pretty accurately reflects the organization’s significance in the changing industry) is holding its annual conference in Washington, DC.   If you are interested in building a career in journalism, ONA10 is the place to be, but registration costs are pretty steep for students. If you volunteer before, during or after the conference, however, you can attend a part of the conference for free, learn about trends in the industry and skills you’ll need to know, and shmooze with industry pros. (Note to non-journalists: what are the professional meetings that you might want to attend? Google them now!) (More …)

  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 12:34 am on February 16, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , Interactive Journalism, , , , Women in Film and Video   

    Even MORE Networking for SOC Students 

    Okay…The truth is that there won’t be an opportunity to meet CBS’s Harry Smith and Julie Chen again till next January’s NYC trip. I just like this photo from last month’s adventure!  However: there are great opportunities coming up.
    In backwards chronological order, and from the most general to more niche-related opportunities:

    TUESDAY, MARCH 2: Sign up for the SOC Alumni-Student Networking Reception (7-9 p.m.), where students meet and mingle with illustrious alumni as well as non-alumni employers near and dear to SOC and the Career Center.  For pointers on mingling from the best mingler in history, sign up for Chris Palmer’s Networking Workshop at 6 p.m., right next door!

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27: Women In Film and Video’s JOB FAIR

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Get ready for that Job Fair with the WIFV and AU Career Center Co-Sponsored WIFV RESUME SWAP, with industry experts at every table!

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21: SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: Are you an SOC Grad Student interested in Producing, Interactive Journalism, or Public Communication? Have you been out in the work world for at least a few years? Then even if you’re not a Weekend Grad, don’t let the name fool you: you’re eligible to sign up for this special program with skills-building workshops and a panel that includes: the national politics editor from Politico.com, a program development manager from Nat Geo Channel, a Sr. VP and Chief Operating Officer from Fleishman Hillard, and a Telly-winning SOC MFA-in-film, who was once a journalist who launched many a newspaper’s Science section (including the Washington Post’s) and now does Public Communication at NIH…. Read more and RSVP!

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