CCMA career workshop schedule

April 21, 2012 @ CSU Fullerton

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Registration and welcome

All sessions in Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion

10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. : Resume, cover letter and portfolio critiques

Gabrielino Room

Get your materials reviewed by experienced media professionals Randy Hagihara, John Futch and Diana Swartz. Sign up for a time at the registration desk. Click here for more information on Randy, John and Diana.

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: The real job market

Recent grads share their experiences finding a job in today’s economy.

Panelists: Amanda Dennin, multimedia advertising consultant with Orange County Register Communications; Samantha Tata, digital journalist at NBC4; Samantha Schaefer, freelancer and web producer at the L.A. Times; Nicole Vas, page designer at the L.A. Daily Journal; Ari Bloomekatz, reporter at the L.A. Times. Click here for panelist bios.

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Building your brand

A panel discussion on how to build your most important asset – YOU – through social media, online portfolios, blogs and more.  Panelists: Alice Walton, publisher and editor of TheCityMaven.com; Greg Hernandez, founder of GreginHollywood.com and Gay Star News correspondent; Ryan Chartrand, senior social media strategist at Pechanga Resort & Casino; Travis Cross, community manager with The Armory: Ad Agency + Production Co. Click here for panelist bios.

CCMA Outstanding Service Award: Randy Hagihara

The California College Media Association has relied on the service of Randy Hagihara since the organization’s founding in 2003. As senior editor for recruitment at the Los Angeles Times and director of the paper’s reporter training and summer internship programs, Randy has been an invaluable resource for many of our students, offering guidance as they made the transition from student to professional media. His constant willingness to speak to students about applying for jobs and internships, along with the mentorship he has offered to new professionals at the Times, have made him a cherished resource. Additionally, Randy has served CCMA directly, coordinating judging for our General Excellence category and other categories for many years running. The CCMA board, along with hundreds of students and advisers, owe Randy a huge “thank you” for his dedication and service.

12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote with Tony Pierce, KPCC blogs editor

Boxed lunch provided in Portola Pavilion

Tony Pierce is the Blog Editor at KPCC (89.3 FM). A graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s mysterious College of Creative Studies, Tony was the editor of LAist (laist.com), a hyperlocal glob about Los Angeles. Within a year and half, LAist was quadrupling the page views of the LA Times’ most popular blog — a detail he highlighted when he applied to work for the Times. The LA Times hired him a few weeks later in 2007 as its Blog Editor. Over three years there he increased traffic from 3 million page views a month to 72 million a month. Tony has been writing on his personal blog, busblog.com for over 10 years. he lives in Hollywood where he enjoys eating tacos.

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

Learn how to seal the deal with a killer interview, led by Jennifer Aquino, CCMA board member, NDNU lecturer, writer and editor.

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Crossover skills

Learn from the pros the skills you need to succeed in today’s changing media landscape. Panelists: Andy Sternberg, adjunct instructor of digital journalism in USC Annenberg’s graduate program and founding partner and digital strategist at Adler Integrated; Diana Swartz, Patch regional editor for the Westside; Sara Catania, editorial director for digital media at NBC4, Southern California; Robert Meeks, online editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram; Doug Smith, database editor of the L.A. Times. Click here for panelist bios.

3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: To go to grad school or not?

Is more education worth the time and money? Panelists: Anthony Pesce,  L.A. Times digital editor; Leon Braswell, director of admission and financial aid at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; Rachel de Leon, future Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student; Marc Zarefsky, communications and social media manager for Medill at Northwestern University. Click here for panelist bios.

4 p.m: Closing remarks

6:30 p.m.: CCMA Excellence in Student Media Awards Banquet

Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion

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

Important information about CCMA Spring Career Workshop and Awards Banquet

Thank you for registering for our CCMA event this weekend at CSU Fullerton. We have a full weekend planned for students, advisers and some families attending to see their students win. Nearly 100 are signed up for the workshop and more than 200 will be at the awards ceremony.

The following are some key details to know in advance and a link to a map.

Schedule & information

Friday, April 20
>> 1:30 p.m.: Tour of the Orange County Register. Meet in the lobby. For a map/directions, click here. Open to those who signed up.
>> 6-8 p.m.: Students Night Out: Bowling, billiards, food and fun. Mix and mingle with other students at Titan Bowl & Billiards at Titan Student Union. For CSU Fullerton map, click here.

 

Saturday, April 21
>> 8 – 9 a.m.: Registration, at CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion

***Please tell students to bring copies of their resumes, cover letters or portfolios for the critique sessions with experienced recruiters. When they register they will then sign up for a critique session during the day. Space is limited, so please remind them to come prepared.***

Workshops: 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (pastries and lunch included)
>> Recent grads share their experiences in the real world (and how they landed a job).
>> From social media, blogs and a digital portfolio, how to  build your brand and get hired.
>> Crossover skills you will need to succeed in today’s market.
>> To go to grad school or not?
>> Interactive interview workshop.

Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
>> Join us for dinner as we recognize the year’s best in student media. Check in starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner is served by 7 p.m.

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!

Hotel, travel & parking information

Airport: The John Wayne Airport is about 18 miles from the CSU Fullerton campus. For a map, click here.

Hotel: CCMA has booked a block of rooms at the Fullerton Marriott for $79 per night. It is next to the university and within walking distance of the Titan Student Union. Reserve your room early, call 1-714-738-7800 and mention the CCMA rate.

CSU Fullerton parking: For maps and parking information, click here. There is free parking in the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is near the Titan Student Union and at the Marriott Hotel (M-HTL). Directions to the Titan Student Union:

From the North:
Take the 57 Freeway South and exit at Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn right (west) onto Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn left (south) onto State College Blvd.
Turn left onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
From the South:
Take the 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn left (west) onto Nutwood Ave.
Turn right (north) onto State College Blvd.
Turn right onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
Download the map.
 
If you have any questions, please contact CCMA President Melissa Lalum, 818-677-2243, melissa.lalum@csun.edu.
 
 

 

Register for Spring Career Workshop & Awards Banquet: April 20-21, 2012 at CSU Fullerton

Join us for an exciting weekend focused on careers in the media industry and our annual awards dinner, honoring California’s best in college media. Reserve your spots early, seats are limited. DEADLINE: April 9, 2012. Scroll down to fill out the registration form. Download the flyer.

Schedule & information

Friday, April 20
>> 1:30 p.m.: Tour of the Orange County Register, open to the first 40 students who sign up. Meet in the lobby. For a map/directions, click here.
>> 6-8 p.m.: Students Night Out: Bowling, billiards, food and fun. Mix and mingle with other students at Titan Bowl & Billiards at Titan Student Union. For CSU Fullerton map, click here.

Saturday, April 21
>> 8 – 9 a.m.: Registration, CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union

Workshops: 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (pastries and lunch included)
>> Recent grads share their experiences in the real world (and how they landed a job).
>> From social media, blogs and a digital portfolio, how to  build your brand and get hired.
>> Crossover skills you will need to succeed in today’s market.
>> To go to grad school or not?
>> Interactive interview workshop.
>> One-on-one resume and cover letter critiques from the pros.

Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Titan Student Union
>> Join us for dinner as we recognize the year’s best in student media.

Cost

>> Friday – Orange County Register tour, student mixer — no cost, open to first 40 students who register
>> Saturday – Workshop + banquet: $55 for members, $65 non-members
>> Saturday – Banquet only: $40 for members, $50 non-members

Hotel & travel information

Airport: The John Wayne Airport is about 18 miles from the CSU Fullerton campus. For a map, click here.

Hotel: CCMA has booked a block of rooms at the Fullerton Marriott for $79 per night. It is next to the university and within walking distance of the Titan Student Union. Reserve your room early, call 1-714-738-7800 and mention the CCMA rate.

CSU Fullerton: For maps and parking information, click here. There is free parking in the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is near the Titan Student Union and at the Marriott Hotel (M-HTL). Directions to the Titan Student Union:

From the North:
Take the 57 Freeway South and exit at Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn right (west) onto Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn left (south) onto State College Blvd.
Turn left onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.

 

From the South:
Take the 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn left (west) onto Nutwood Ave.
Turn right (north) onto State College Blvd.
Turn right onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
Download the map.
 

Registration & payment

Fill out the form below to register for the event. Calculate the amount owed based on the number of attendees and your membership status. Contact Melissa Lalum with any questions, 818-677-2243 or melissa.lalum@csun.edu.

To pay by credit card: Create or log in to your Paypal account and send payment to: ccmatreasurer@gmail.com

To pay by check:  Make it payable to CCMA, send to president Melissa Lalum:

CCMA Registration
c/o Daily Sundial
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8258

CCMA 2011 contest call for entries

The CCMA is seeking entries for the 2011 California College Media Competition. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 12, 2011. Follow these instructions to enter the contest:

1. Download and read the rules and details about the competition.

2. If you have not done so this fall, fill out the membership form.

3. Renew your membership with a check payable to CCMA or submit your payment via PayPal. Log in to your account, or create a new one, and send the payment of $125 to the CCMA at ccmatreasurer@gmail.com.

4. Compile your entries. Follow the guidelines in the video below:

 

5. Mail payment, entry form(s), adviser signature page, one disk with visual entries and actual entries to:
California College Media Association
c/o Amy Emmert
118 Kerckhoff Hall
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1641

Questions? Contact Amy Emmert, aemmert@media.ucla.edu, or call 424-652-8644.

Fall 2011 Newsroom Tours

After polling students last year, we learned they want more local opportunities to meet professionals and get career advice. We are pleased to announce that the CCMA is coordinating a variety of newsroom tours this fall. Students in Southern California will have the chance to tour the Los Angeles Times or 89.3-KPCC and meet with journalists. In the Bay Area, students will be part of the audience for the “7Live” news show on ABC and then stay for a Q&A or visit the San Francisco Chronicle.

Space is limited to 15-20 people per tour, so please be considerate of other colleges when deciding how many to sign up from your organization. Registration is now open, please choose your region (southern or northern California) and fill out the correct form below.