Mass Communication Week: Scary good!

 

Bobcats! Do you follow LBJSC Facebook or @lbjsc on Twitter yet? Do you tag every possible photo and re-tweet blog updates? If you live your life through social media, you might want to know what it would be like as a career, so…

Quick-witted, media savvy Bobcats ASSEMBLE! That’s right! It’s that time of year again; Mass Communication week! Mass Comm Week is a 4 day-long conference held annually in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Mass Comm Week is an awesome way for Bobcats, mass comm or otherwise, to look into the many different career options in media!  With over 35 different events and more than 60 presenters representing all things mass comm: advertising, journalism, public relations, digital media, social media; the learning opportunities are endless!

There’s not only learning opportunities abound, but also endless chances to rub elbows with a few renowned industry figures! Such as Gustavo Arellano, writer of the extremely popular syndicated column, ¡Ask a Mexican!  Arellano has also appeared on a variety of popular shows including, “The Colbert Report” and “Chelsea Lately”. Or Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune; however, these are only 2 of the many respected speakers that will be here giving presentations and answering your questions!

The week culminates with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Job and Internship fair held Wednesday, October 31st from 1:30-4:00 in the LBJ Ballroom. It may be Halloween, but trust me Bobcats; you’re going to want to be looking your sharpest! That way you can scare up a frighteningly good internship or job with one of the amazing companies that are going to be here such as: South by Southwest Festival & Conference, Univision, and KENS-TV among other companies. The LBJSC houses a variety of job fairs and events; a complete schedule of events can be found at http://www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/ . After all that business, be sure to check out some real scary fun at SACA’s Haunted Maze in George’s from 7:00-10:00. Good luck Bobcats, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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