Drake’s Journalism Days will take place Nov. 7-11, 2011. Events and opportunities are sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Tweeting about the event? Use (and follow) the official hashtag #drakejdays.
The Brand of You!
Monday, Nov. 7; 6 p.m. in Meredith 101
Personal branding and job hunting tips by social media guru Claire Celsi.
Create a Blog with DrakeMag
Tuesday, Nov. 8; 7-8:30 p.m. in Meredith 104
Learn how to create your own blog using WordPress
The Cutting Edge
Wednesday, Nov. 9; 7 p.m. in Mer. 106
Panel of professionals discuss exciting careers in media, moderated by SJMC multimedia instructor Chris Snider.
- Sarah Day Owen, online entertainment editor at The Des Moines Register
- Andy Drish, entrepreneur
- Scott Kubie, senior product director at BitMethod
- David Zawilinski, sports anchor/reporter for WOI-TV
- Kaelin Zawilinski, editorial manager at BHG.com
Thursday, Nov. 10; 4-6 p.m. in upper Olmsted
Hear the president of the Young Professionals Connection speak about the power of networking. Then network with area professionals in small groups. Reception and more informal networking to follow.
Professionals scheduled to attend include: Emily Abbas (Aviva USA), Tiffany Tauscheck (D.M. Visitors and Convention Bureau), Andrea Cooley (Meredith), Alexson Calahan (American Heart Assoc.), Jane Fecho (Principal), Cat Wedgwood (Communities in Schools), Sarah Hall (Meredith), Brenda Jones (Wells Fargo), Jason Wells (YPC), Kara Van Nordstrand, (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society).
Networking Basics presentation at 4 p.m. by SJMC alum Jason Wells, president of Des Moines’ Young Professionals Connection
Ice cream social (all students invited)
Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., north side of Meredith Hall
Guest speakers in classes (all students invited)
Drop in on these classes to hear speakers on specialty topics. It’s your opportunity to hear from communications professionals AND preview courses.
Monday, Nov. 7
Brandon Babcock, Principal Financial Group
Writing Effectively for Digital Media
JMC 123: PR Writing
Claire Celsi, Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships, DART
The Brand of You!—Personal branding and tips for job seekers
JMC 40: Pre-professional Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Louie Laurent, Owner, ZLR Ignition
Advertising Issues and Ethics
JMC104: Communications Law and Ethics
Joey Taylor-Moon, Strategic America
Digital Media Marketing and PR
JMC 135: PR Principles
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Greg Swan, Weber Shandwick
J105: Web Page Design
Laurel Burgmaier, Producer, Iowa Public Television
J100: TV Field Photography
Lou Laurent, Jr., ZLR Ignition
Perspectives on Creative Advertising
JMC 76: Ad Principles
Thursday, Nov. 10
Jessica Lown, Iowa Department of Public Safety
From Broadcasting to Public Information
J73: Radio News
Emily Abbas, Director of Internal Communications, Aviva USA
Corporate Public Relations—from Event Planning to …
JMC: 135 PR Principles
Mock interviews with various professionals will be offered all week in the Meredith Magazine Center. Sign up in Meredith 111.