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Journalism Days scheduled for Nov. 7-11

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.

Speed Networking

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
3:30 p.m.
Meredith 124B
JMC 123: PR Writing

Claire Celsi, Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships, DART
The Brand of You!—Personal branding and tips for job seekers
6:00 p.m.
Meredith 101
JMC 40: Pre-professional Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Louie Laurent, Owner, ZLR Ignition
Advertising Issues and Ethics
11:00 a.m.
Meredith 104
JMC104: Communications Law and Ethics

Joey Taylor-Moon, Strategic America
Digital Media Marketing and PR
2:00 p.m.
Meredith 101
JMC 135: PR Principles

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Greg Swan, Weber Shandwick
Social Media
8 a.m.
Meredith 124B
J105: Web Page Design

Laurel Burgmaier, Producer, Iowa Public Television
Producing Documentaries
10:00 a.m.
Meredith 002
J100: TV Field Photography

Lou Laurent, Jr., ZLR Ignition
Perspectives on Creative Advertising
12:30 p.m.
Meredith 101
JMC 76: Ad Principles

Thursday, Nov. 10
Jessica Lown, Iowa Department of Public Safety
From Broadcasting to Public Information
9:30 a.m.
Meredith 002
J73: Radio News

Emily Abbas, Director of Internal Communications, Aviva USA
Corporate Public Relations—from Event Planning to …
2:00 p.m.
Meredith 101
JMC: 135 PR Principles

Mock interviews

Mock interviews with various professionals will be offered all week in the Meredith Magazine Center. Sign up in Meredith 111.