CCMA 2013 Career Workshop & Awards Banquet Schedule of Events and Information

April 19-20, 2013 @ San Jose State University

Thank you for registering for our CCMA event. We have a full weekend planned for students, advisers and some families attending to see their students win.

The following are some key details to know in advance and a link to a map of the general area around campus.

>> San Jose State map;  Student Union information, directions and parking information

>> Map of the Student Union

Friday, April 19 — Student mixer at Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge and Restaurant

6-8 p.m., 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Mingle with your fellow student  journalists before the conference.  Fahrenheit is located in the heart of Downtown San Jose.  There is special happy hour pricing on appetizers and beverages.

Saturday, April 20

8 -9 a.m.: Registration and welcome — Career workshop

All sessions in Loma Prieta Room at the Student Union

9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. : Resume, cover letter and portfolio critiques

Umunhum Room, Student Union

Get your materials reviewed by experienced media professionals.

  • Kim Komenich, assistant photography professor, San Jose State
  • Dave Smith, digital advertising and media expert

For details on the workshop’s presenters, critiquers and recruiters, click here.

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: The real world

Lean what it’s like to work in journalism today from recent grads:

  • Cate Cauguiran, reporter, KPIX 5
  • Julio Lara, sports writer, San Mateo Daily Journal
  • Suzanne Yada, senior web producer, Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Donovan Farnham, web producer, San Jose Mercury News

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Linking up

Social media tips and tricks to help land a job with Luther Jackson, a program manager at NOVA, the non-profit, federally-funded employment and training agency in Sunnyvale that provides customer-focused workforce development services

12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote with Ken Kobre, photojournalist

Boxed lunch provided in Loma Prieta Room, Student Union

Professor Ken Kobré directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, the San Francisco Examiner and numerous other publications. Kobre also is the producer of the hour-long documentary “Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists.”

1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Perfecting the interview

Learn how to present your best self so that you can land the job, led by Jennifer Aquino, CCMA board member, NDNU lecturer, writer and editor.

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Speed meet and greet with recruiters

Heard of speed dating? Well, this is our twist on it. Get a chance to meet with a variety of professionals and hear what they are looking for when hiring new employees and recent college grads.

3:15 p.m: Closing remarks

6 p.m.: CCMA Excellence in Student Media Awards Dinner & Banquet

Loma Prieta Room, Student Union

Join student media throughout the state in celebrating exemplary work at our annual awards ceremony.

Dress: We leave that up to you. In the past some students have dressed up. That said, we recommend casual to semi-formal. This is California, so anything goes!