The School of Journalism and New Media’s 2020 jobs conference is an opportunity for graduating journalism students to make industry connections and get a head-start on securing jobs.
The event will be held at the University of Mississippi, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in Farley Hall and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.
“Alumni from both worlds of IMC and journalism will be available to answer questions, seek advice, review resumes and portfolios, and, most importantly, network,” said Mark Burson, adjunct instructor of integrated marketing communications. “Seniors will get a firsthand look at the types of jobs they can expect to secure with a degree from the j-school.”
Ellen Meacham, another adjunct instructor who helped organize the conference, said, “It will be a day of panel discussions about finding that first job, networking, succeeding on the job and other good advice, with (fairly) recent graduates, as well as opportunities for students to have one-on-one conversations with them, too. We have reached out to all of our grads and put together a list of participants from those who responded, trying to bring in as many varied backgrounds as we could.”
School administrators hope to make the conference an annual event or if possible, hold it each semester.
Tickets are not required for the event.