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Media Career Day

Come to one or more sessions at this year’s Media Career Day. A full schedule of events can be found below. Check in for ALL sessions will take place in the Franklin Hall, Media School Commons.

IU Media School alumni are returning to campus to network with students and share their experiences with building a successful career in media.

IU Media School Career Day is an all-day event featuring alumni panels of media professionals, informational interviews, round table discussions and networking. The event is open to all IU students.

Need help preparing? Come to our Prep Session on Nov. 8 from 5:30-6:30!

ALUMNI BIOGRAPHIES | Meet the Participants

Check out the bios of alumni participating here

The following Alumni will be hosting informational interviews (by appointment). Login to Career Link to reserve a spot.

Michael Norman, Big Ten Network | Tara Martino, Universal Pictures | Marla Hudnall, G.L.O.W. | Rachel Sorvig, APR, Bose Public Affairs Group

— Schedule of Events —

SESSION 1 | 8:45am – 9:45am

Women in Media Networking Coffee Hour

SESSION 2 | 10:00am – 11:45am

Production Careers in TV  

  • Kyle Benham, Producer, Chelsea Handler Productions
  • Marla Hudnall, 2nd Assitant Director, GLOW
  • Sarah Meneely,  Associate Production Manager, Creative Services Sports Unit, Turner Broadcasting

Digital Media Advertising 

  • Katie Coyle, Media Associate, Starcom
  • Katie Risch, EVP, Customer Service, Centro
  • Nelson Spade, Digital Sales Director, Nexstar Media Group
  • Morgan Taylor, Media Supervisor, Starcom
  • Jason Wadler, Executive Vice President, Leapfrog Online

Gaming Roundtable Discussion 

  • Chris Ingerson, Founder/Lead Developer, Sleepy Owl
  • Mary Kenney, Associate Writer, Telltale Games

Digital Journalism Master Class 

  • Thom Patterson, Senior Producer, CNN Digital

SESSION 3 | 1:30pm – 3:15pm

Audio + Video Production 

  • Brian Hraster, EP, Managing Director, Optimus
  • Elise Jaffe, Executive Producer, Big Teeth Productions
  • Chad Stum, Director + Assistant Director of Video Production, Original Six Media + IU Communications

Careers in Writing

  • Tammy Letherer, Author and Writing Coach, Freelance
  • Dawn Reiss, Independent Journalist, Freelance
  • Carrie Schedler, Associate Dining Editor, Chicago Magazine

Sports Media

  • Rick Bozich, Sports Journalist, WDRB TV
  • Sarah Meneely, Associate Production Manager, Creative Services Sports Unit, Turner Broadcasting
  • Michael Norman, Associate Producer & Graphics Producer, Big Ten Network

Advertising + Marketing

  • Allie Benham, Head of Marketing, American Greetings Entertainment
  • Sean Smith, President, Third Street Attention Agency
  • Greg Sorvig, Director of Film Programming & Marketing, Heartland Film Festival
  • Laurie Stearn, SVP, Agency Relations, American Association of Advertising Agencies

The Business of Creative

  • Jason Wadler, Executive Vice President, Leapfrog Online
  • Yulia Boyle, Senior Vice President, International Media and Experiences, National Geographic Partners

SESSION 4 | 3:15pm – 5:00pm

Public Relations

  • Victoria Fields, Global Communications Manager, Cook Medical
  • Jennifer Hurtubsie, VP Communications, Indiana Hospital Association
  • Phil Robinson, Executive Director, Relationship Marketing, Third Street Attention Agency
  • Rachel Sorvig, APR, Public Relations Director, Bose Public Affairs Group

How to Make a Film

  • Catherine Rubey, Owner, Creative Director, INGe, Inc.
  • Greg Sorvig, Director of Film Programming & Marketing, Heartland Film
  • Leya Taylor, Independent Filmmaker

Journalism

  • Deanna Allbrittin, Reporter, FOX59/CBS4
  • Rick Bozich, Sports Journalist, WDRB TV
  • Kara Kenney, Investigative Reporter, WRTV
  • Thom Patterson, Senior Producer, CNN Digital

Commercial Post-Production Presentation

  • Brian Hraster, EP, Managing Director, Optimus
  • Ruben Vela II, Creative Offline Editor, Optimus

Marketing in Entertainment Featuring Universal Pictures Alumni

  • Tara Martino, Vice President, National Publicity & Integrated Marketing, NBC
  • Maya Lasry, Director, Creative Advertising – Universal Pictures Theatrical Marketing, NBC

For more information, contact:
Sarah Cady
Associate Director Employer Relations, The Media School
The Walter Center for Career Achievement
scady@indiana.edu

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