Media professionals share expertise

EVENT: A number of successful media professionals and executives, including Ohio Association of Broadcasters President Christine Merritt, will share their experience and expertise with Bowling Green State University telecommunications students at the inaugural TCOM Career Day. Many of the participants are BGSU alumni.

A variety of informational sessions will be held throughout the day, as well as a keynote luncheon in which students will be assigned to sit with professionals matching their interest. Invited companies will also be conducting on-site interviews for students looking for job/internship openings in the media industry. In particular, the “minority hiring and challenges” panel is possibly the first one held on a university campus, according to the organizers.

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, West Hall

SPONSORED BY: The Telecommunication Student Association, the Department of Telecommunications and the BGSU Career Center

PRESENTERS: Lee Conklin, news anchor, WTVG-TV; Dave Dobson, producer, ESPN; Tom Farmer, vice president of programming and executive producer, Fox Sports Ohio; Bill Forthofer, station manager, WKFM/ WLKR Radio; Elissa Henry, associate media director, Marcus Thomas Advertising, Cleveland; Jennifer Hilzner, Disney; Mike Holman, general manager, WFIN-Radio; CJ Hoyt, news director, WTOL, Raycom Media; Joe Jensen, executive vice president, Block Communications, Inc., and CTO Buckeye Cablesystem; Dan Mellon, group manager, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Jay Schell, IT manager, WTOL-TV; Ryan Zangrilli, vice president, Mid-West, blip.TV.

The Minority Hiring and Challenges Panel, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 207 Union will feature Bethany Kereszturi, OCTA, Time Warner Cable; Melyssa Knight, general manager, WMNT-TV; Keilon Ratliff, CEO, Bottomline Management; Terence Sigers, on-air personality POWER 107.5, Columbus, Ohio, and Jillian Wiggs, sales manager, Urban Broadcasting.

The luncheon will be held from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 228 Union. Christine Merritt’s keynote address will be on "Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Generation of Broadcasters.”

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(Posted March 07, 2012 )