VTTV hosts guest speaker event
The panel discussion and networking opportunity will feature former VTTV members
For Immediate release: March 27, 2017
BLACKSBURG, Va.- Virginia Tech Television will host a panel discussion and networking event on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in Squires Student Center. The free event is open to all students.
The guest list will be finalized in the coming days and will feature VTTV alumni currently working in different areas of media. Former members include a sports writer for Tech Sideline, an associate video producer for Vox, and a production assistant at the WHAG-TV news station. First the panelists will introduce themselves and describe their jobs and then attendees can ask questions.
"This event will give people a chance to interact with former Tech students who have started establishing themselves in the kinds of jobs current students want to have and establish connections that could be helpful in the future," said VTTV general manager Rachel Van Meter.
In addition to formal networking events, VTTV provides chances to make connections informally. Many members are seeking jobs and internships in similar fields so they can begin building a network of people who will eventually be their professional colleagues. Members can reach out to fellow VTTV cast mates about job openings and general advice.
"Talking to people who are at different stages in their career and not much older than us is helpful because we will be in their shoes really soon," said Tech Tonight producer Ashley Willis. "They can provide insight to the struggles of finding a job in this field and share their lessons learned from the process especially since they aren't so far removed."
This will be VTTV's second guest speaker event this year. Last semester, they hosted an event featuring VTTV alum Morgan Dean from Good Morning Richmond. Dean talked to students about his career path and internship opportunities at his station, WRIC.
Other past special guests included Matt Arden, creative director at Screenvision Media.
For more information about the event, contact Rachel Van Meter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Virginia Tech Television is Virginia Tech’s student-run television station. It features shows related to entertainment, news, sports, and more. Students in VTTV have the opportunity to learn all aspects of production and management related to broadcast media.