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JMC Students Chosen to Attend IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop
JMC students Rafael Garcia and Braxton Jones were selected to attend the 2017 International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Multicultural Career Workshop in New York City. The conference, which is in its 33rd year, presents an opportunity for multicultural students to network with representatives of major media companies.
Recruiters who have attended the workshop have come from some of the industry's most popular media companies, including BET, CBS HBO, MTV and Time Inc. In addition to networking, the conference provides students with greater insight on how they can embark on a career in advertising, digital media, marketing, production or sales.
"The IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop is a two-day conference that continues to be singled out by human resource professionals as one of the best places to find skilled students and recent graduates of color for job and internship opportunities," the organization's website states.
Garcia, a junior from Emporia, Kansas, and the current editor-in-chief of the Kansas State Collegian, seeks to become a feature writer, while Jones, a senior from Wichita, Kansas, desires to launch a career in sports broadcasting. Both students are majors in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
This is Jones' second time attending the IRTS workshop and Garcia's first. They are scheduled to fly to New York in October.
Former A.Q. Miller School Director Everette Dennis Gives Lecture as part of Distinguished Lecturer Series
Former director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Dr. Everette Dennis, was selected as a Kansas State University Distinguished Lecturer. The Department of Communication Studies co-sponsored the lecture.
Dennis spoke on "Global Media in the Digital Age" at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, in the McVay Family Town Hall, (Room 114) in the Leadership Studies Building.
Dennis is Dean and Chief Executive Officer at Northwestern University in Qatar. He recently was named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and will be inducted this fall. Dennis is professor of journalism and media management in the Medill School of Journalism and holds a joint appointment in Communication Studies.
JMC Students Partner with National Science Foundation (NSF)
JMC students recently produced films that highlight National Science Foundation (NSF) Funded Research being conducted on the Kansas State University Campus for the second year.
The objective is to train students to produce excellent materials while promoting the work of the university's NSF-supported researchers. The videos will also help NSF communicate the value of basic research.
"This collaboration gives our students a chance to get some solid real-world experience," said Dr. Tom Hallaq, assistant professor of digital media. "Along the way they will also get their work noticed by one of the nation's most prestigious agencies with the possibility of national distribution."
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