March 19 TCOM Career Day Schedule, at Bowen-Thompson Student Union & West Hall


First BGSU TCOM Career Day, March 19 Monday Bowen-Thompson Student Union
(organized by the Telecommunications Student Association, Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center)

TCOM 1030 Alumni Guest Lecture 9:30-10:20 (WH121) : Dave Dobson (Producer, ESPN), Ryan Zangrilli (Vice-President Mid-West, blip.TV), Bill Forthofer (Station Manager, WKFM/ WLKR Radio)

Alumni Career Panel 10:30-11:20 (BTSU201) : Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Elissa Henry (Associate Media Director, Marcus Thomas Advertising, Cleveland), Tom Farmer (Vice-President of Programming and Executive Producer, Fox Sports Ohio), Bill Forthofer (WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Jay Schell (IT Engineer, WTOL-TV). Faculty Moderator: Mr. Stephen Merrill

Company Feature Presentations 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 201): CJ Hoyt (News Director, WTOL, Raycom Media), Tom Farmer (Fox Sports), Joe Jensen (Executive Vice-President, Block Communications, Inc.,- Cable & Telesystem; CTO, Buckeye Cablesystem), Jennifer Hilzner (Recruiter, Disney), Dan Mellon (Group Manager, Sinclair Broadcast Group), Mike Holman (General Manager, WFIN-Radio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Gi Woong Yun

Minority Hiring and Challenges Panel 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 207): Bethany Kereszturi (OCTA, Regional Manager, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable West Region), Jillian Wiggs (Sales Manager, Urban Broadcasting), Melyssa Knight (General Manager, WMNT-TV), Keilon Ratliff (CEO, Bottomline Management), Terence Sigers (on-air personality POWER 107.5, Columbus, Ohio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Tom Mascaro

Luncheon 12:30-1:20 (BTSU 228) – pre-registered attendees only: Keynote speaker OAB President Christine Merritt: “Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Generation of Broadcasters”

Tour of West Hall Facilities (1:30-2:00)

Interview, Demo and Career Fair Tips Panel 2:00-3:00 (BTSU 207): Dave Dobson (ESPN), Lee Conklin (News Anchor, WTVG-TV), Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Bill Forthofer(WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Andrea Domachowski (BGSU Career Center). Faculty moderator: Mr. Ken Garland

On-site Interviews (3-5 p.m. BTSU 228, BTSU208, WH310, & WH023): Pre-registered students will interview with employers on campus for internships and job openings.

Networking Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.(BTSU 228) : Open to all School of Media and Communication faculty, TCOM/RTVF alumni, current students and employers registered for the BGSU Career Center Spring Expo

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