senior Carla Seay was selected to attend a minority career workshop
sponsored by the International Radio & Television Society Foundation
April 14-15 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Only a few dozen
students from across the nation were invited to participate.
a day of presentations by young professionals from Hill & Knowlton,
Winky I Productions, VH1, NBC Universal, Interep, WKTU-FM, CBS,
Nielsen Media Research, E! and Style networks, KTRK-TV, "Dateline
NBC," MTV Networks, Grey Worldwide, New York 1 News, Fox News Network,
Food Network, Nuforms Media, CBS Sports, YES Network Magazine, Emerald
Bay Entertainment, Time Warner Cable, WPIX-TV and Infinity.
Minority Career Workshop was an incredible experience," Seay
said. "I was able to meet many professionals in the industry
and I now have a list of contacts for future endeavors."
shared a meal with Anderson Cooper and Jonathan Klein of CNN, Joshua
Sapan of Rainbow Media Holdings, Herb Scannell of Nickelodeon Networks,
and David Zaslav of NBC Universal.
She and the
other students in the select group of attendees spent the second
day in New York networking with professionals from these organizations
and more. Seay developed at least two potential future job offers
from the sessions.
did not end when the workshop did," Seay said. "I will
also be participating in the IRTS Summer Fellowship Program, a nine-week,
all-expenses-paid program where I will gain experience at a New
York-based corporation. I encourage all communications majors to
apply to these programs. It really helps you get your foot in the
door in this industry."