Communication Majors to Attend Media Convention in Chicago

Networking, a key skill for every college student, will be taking the Midwest by storm this weekend. Approximately twenty communication majors, along with Professor Brian Steffen, will be attending GO12, a fall college media convention, in Chicago, Illinois from October 31 to November 3.

The 91st Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention is presented by Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association. This convention will allow students with great networking opportunities in various industries such as advertising, new media, broadcast, and many others. Students have the opportunity to attend ten sessions each day ranging from topics including design doctor, advertising 101, speed interviewing, and these are just a few of the hundreds of sessions available.

Senior Kelsey Hagelberg, a creative integrated marketing communication major, has high hopes for this convention. Kelsey, who is also the marketing director for the Simpsonian, KSTM radio, and ID magazine, says “I hope to learn new things for my advertisers, gain more experience for the working world, and network with professionals from all over the country.”

Other special events occurring at the convention include: Bill Elsen, an Editor in Residence, who will be offering free career advice, critiques for student newspapers, radio stations, and magazines, as well as media of places such as the Chicago Tribune, NPR Chicago, and the Onion.

For more information on Go12, Fall College Media Convention, check out their website. Logo for Media Convention

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