UNC Wilmington’s chapter of Her Campus will hold a Women in Local Media event March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Computer Information Systems [CIS] building room 1008. The first part of the event will be a panel, in which students can ask questions of local professionals in an array of media-related fields. The second portion of the event will house a networking session in the lobby of the CIS building.
Her Campus UNCW wanted to put on an event like this in order to allow members of our campus who are interested in going into media-related careers. This event will provide an opportunity for students to speak with professionals within the community about how they got their start within the numerous media-related industries. It will also be a chance to network for post-graduate careers as well as for internships.
The panelists for this event come from an array of backgrounds from within the world of media: Vicky Janowski, an editor for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and for WILMA Magazine and co-director of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative; Diane Fuhrer, the features editor for the Wilmington Star News; Tess Bargebuhr, a multimedia journalist for WECT and UNCW alum; Janine Iamunno, the chief communications officer from the Office of University Relations. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jeanne Persuit of the Communication Studies department. Dr. Persuit even worked for years in the fields of public relations and advertising and now teaches courses on integrated marketing communication.
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This event is being held in conjunction with Campus Life, the Communication Studies department, the Career Center and the Women’s Resource Center. The event will be held during Communication Studies Week and follows Monday’s Leadership Lecture Series. This lecture will be hosted March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Burney Center. Sally Kohn and Tara Setmayer, two CNN political commentators, will be speaking and the event will be moderated by Dr. David Weber of the Communication Studies department. Tickets are free to UNCW students with proper identification.
Sally Kohn & Tara Setmayer are CNN Political Commentators who will speak for this semester’s Leadership Lecture Series. This particular event is co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies and the Women’s Studies and Resource Center.
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The Women in Local Media panel and networking session will be free to students. Local professionals can RSVP to the event here. The Career Center will also be there to help review resumes with students.