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  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 9:17 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , ONA, Online News Association, professional associations, SOC, 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 …)

  • Felicia Parks 8:24 pm on March 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Charlie Mahtesian, Graduate Student, Larry Thompson, Mary O'Connor LoJacono, Panel Discussion, Shannon Malone, SOC, SOC Alum   

    Positive Job Outlook in TV, Government & Private Industries 

    During a recent panel discussion, SOC graduate students breathed a sigh of relief after hearing that there is growth in multiple industries including television, government and private.  As esteemed panel from NIH, Fleishman Hillard, National Geographic and Politico provided words on wisdom on what employers see as key skills for various positions.

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