Have your resume critiqued and meet hiring managers
University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media students can have their resumes critiqued and seek career advice during the annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day this week.
MAB at Ole Miss will be held on April 7 in Overby Room 249, beginning at 10 a.m.
“The purpose is to connect Mississippi and regional broadcasters with students who are looking for internships and jobs in media,” said Interim Dean Debora Wenger.
Dr. Iveta Imre, the school’s event organizer, is working with Amanda Fontaine at the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.
“News directors from TV stations in Mississippi (and Memphis) will be joining us,” Imre said. “The day will start with one-on-one critiques, followed by a memorial for our former broadcast faculty member Dr. Nancy Dupont at 1 p.m., after which we will gather for a reception to end the day.”
If you are a journalism student interested in reporting, producing, television, radio, social media or sales, you are invited to attend the event.
“Please come with a resume, your laptop, and portfolio pieces ready to be critiqued,” Imre said, “You will receive valuable feedback for your work and make connections for future job or internship opportunities.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Imre no later than Tuesday, April 5 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – one-on-one critiques with news directors (Overby 249)
1 p.m. – Memorial for Dr. Nancy Dupont (Overby Auditorium)
3 p.m. – Reception (Overby 249)
Wenger said the event is open to any UM student or graduate who wants to meet hiring managers.
“This is a networking event,” Wenger said. “Many of the station executives who participate are part of much larger media organizations that hire a significant number of our students. It’s a great way for students to practice interviewing skills, have their work critiqued and make industry connections and get jobs.”
For more information, contact Imre at email@example.com.