Thursday, March 7, 2013
Students came ready for success at the 32nd Annual Media Day. The event, hosted by the Department of Mass Communications, was record breaking with the highest number of registered students and over 50 registered professionals. UWG mass communications majors spent the day creating relationships and absorbing knowledge from professionals in the field.
The day started with a panel discussion followed by a networking session. The sessions gave students an opportunity to connect with potential employers and ask questions one-on-one with current media professionals.
“This has definitely given me an opportunity to get specifics on what employers are looking for so I can make sure I match my skills with their needs,” said UWG junior, Ashley Copeland. “Networking is always a plus, so this event was extremely helpful in assisting me with making those connections.”
Students also attended an honors luncheon program where Sam Crenshaw ’81, 11 Alive News sports anchor and reporter, gave the keynote address. He was also awarded the UWG Distinguished Alumni Award.
Crenshaw was able to share stories of his most memorable experiences on his journey as a sports broadcaster. “It feels good to be back home,” said Crenshaw. “I am especially glad that UWG still has that closeness that I remember having as a student here despite the growth of the university.”
Several dozen students also received recognition for their academic success and professional development. Six students received scholarships at the honors luncheon. There were five excellence awards given to students for their extraordinary work in film and media arts, convergence journalism and public relations.
The 33rd Annual Media Day will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.