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BCBC Early Registration Deadline is Friday

If you or your students are planning on attending BCBC ’17 , be sure to register before October 27 to receive the discounted registration rate of $20.  After October 27, registration will be $35.

NEW this year at BCBC, we’re offering a FREE head shots for students 18 and over! Students should make sure to register early to take advantage of this offering.

Here’s the full BCBC schedule of events:

8:00am
Registration Opens

9:00am
BCBC Welcome/Coffee and Rolls

9:15am – 9:30am
Networking Break

9:30am – 10:30am
Speed Networking Session 1
Resume Critique
How to Build your Resume and Get Involved Round Tables

10:30am – 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am – 11:45am
Speed Networking Session 2
The Best Broadcasting Jobs you’ve Never Heard of
 You Don’t Need Permission

11:45am – 1:15pm
Career Fair and Luncheon
FREE Head Shot Service

1:15pm – 2:15pm
How to Create an Award Winning Student Broadcast Awards Entry
Storytelling Across Platforms
Student Advisory Committee Meeting

2:15pm – 2:30pm
Networking Break

2:30pm – 3:15pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS, WDIV’s Mara MacDonald

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 10
Lansing Community College West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing MI
8:00am-4:00pm
Early registration is only $20 and includes lunch!
($35 after October 27) 

Register for BCBC ’17 HERE and check out more at mybcbc.com.

One of BCBC’s Favorites is Back Again!

Jay Kruz

Michigan native Jay Kruz will be back at BCBC this year to impart his wisdom on our future broadcasters. Kruz’s sessions are highly rated by students year after year-they love his approachable attitude, awesome hair and endless stream of industry knowledge.

Named one of Radio’s Rising Stars by Radio Ink Magazine and one of broadcasting’s “30 Under 30 in America” by Edison Media, Jay Kruz is the Program Director and Afternoon Host at Mix 94.9 in Cincinnati.

Students will get the chance to learn from Jay in two new sessions:

You Don’t Need Permission

You don’t need someone to create opportunity for you… there are dozens of ways to do it yourself!  Jay Kruz presents real life examples of media personalities and behind the scenes staff who didn’t wait for the chance to shine in “You Don’t Need Permission.” Hear the story of how a geek from Michigan became the lead animator for a major national video game. Find out how a well-known radio voice over artist found a path that others weren’t taking and created a lucrative career. From YouTube stars to internet radio creators, podcasters to producers – Jay will show you why You Don’t Need Permission from anyone to jump start your career.

How to Create a Winning Student Broadcast Awards Entry

The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards deadline is coming up in December, do you know what your entry needs to win?  Watch and listen to past winning entries and learn how to incorporate their winning features in your entries!  Also get a review of this year’s categories and ask your questions about topic ideas and technical concerns.  Fine-tuning your entries now will lead you down the path for success at the awards ceremony in March 2018!

Jay is the perfect person to speak with students about the Student Broadcast Awards.

Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference!

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 10
Lansing Community College West Campus (NEW!)
5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing MI
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 until October 27 and includes lunch!
($35 after October 27)

Register for BCBC 2017 HERE and check out the full event schedule at mybcbc.com.

Are you interested in getting involved with BCBC?  We’re looking for Speed Networkers!  Contact Jacquelen Timm, timm@michmab.com, to learn more and sign up!

Jay Kruz as a high school student with adviser Bill Keith with his handful of winning Student Broadcast Awards entries

Students Will Learn to Build and Boost their Resume at BCBC

When it comes time to apply for college or an internship, students need a resume. How can they ensure that they have developed the skills and experience needed to create a resume that will get them noticed?

Luckily, the MAB Foundation is here to help!  This year at BCBC, we’re offering a new session called “How to Get Involved and Build your Resume” for high school and college students that want to discover new ideas on how to get involved in the industry.  Getting involved early-on will help them to build the skills they need to add to their resume when it’s time to hunt for a job or internship.

How to Get Involved and Build your Resume

Building skills to add to a resume can be challenging – let our group of young professionals help you out by giving you tips and advice on how to get involved!  Learn about the endless opportunities you can easily pursue that will be great resume boosters and will help to get YOU noticed when it’s time to apply for college or an internship!

Our professionals know exactly what to look for in a resume and will impart their wisdom on students. Don’t wait until graduation  to get your resume or demo ready, the time to work on it is NOW!

NEW this year, submit your resume or demo by October 27 for the opportunity to have it critiqued during the session (Limited Availability!). Names on resumes can be confidential if wanted.  Email your resume or demo to mabf@michmab.com with the subject line “Resume/Demo Critique for BCBC” by October 27.

Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference!

 DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 10., 2017
Lansing Community College West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing, MI
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 (includes lunch) until October 27!
($35 after October 27)

Register for BCBC 2017 HERE and check out the full event schedule at mybcbc.com.

Are you interested in getting involved with BCBC?  We’re looking for Speed Networkers!  Contact Jacquelen Timm, timm@michmab.com, to learn more and sign up!

Preparing Future Broadcasters: WDIV’s Mara MacDonald will Address Students as BCBC’17 Keynote Speaker

The MAB Foundation is excited to announce that Mara MacDonald, Reporter at WDIV-TV (Detroit), will address students as the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) on November 10. Mara’s experience as a reporter and her love of Michigan, combined with her ability to dig up the truth and hard hitting interview skills, make her the perfect person to address the future broadcasters that attend BCBC.

BCBC ’17 is quickly approaching! The MAB Foundation is looking forward to meeting future broadcasters and educating students about our exciting field. This conference is definitely one of our favorites because it gets both students and current broadcasters involved in the learning experience.

Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference!

 DATE & LOCATION

Friday, November 10
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lansing Community College – West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing

Early registration is only $20 until October 27!
($35 after October 27) and includes lunch!

Register for BCBC 2017 HERE and check out the full event schedule at MyBCBC.com.

Are you interested in getting involved with BCBC?  We’re looking for Speed Networkers!  Contact Jacquelen Timm, timm@michmab.com, to learn more and sign up!

MORE ABOUT MARA:

“Sitting in the WDIV lobby, waiting for my job interview, I was the most nervous I’d been in my entire life. I’d been considering a network job when the call came from Local 4. This was home. I was born here and grew up here and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, coming home to work on the #1 station is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.

“When they inevitably asked why they should hire me, I gave them 2 reasons: my family is here and I’d rather be dipped in a vat of hot oil than embarrass them and what happens here matters to me, it’s not just another story.

“That was 2004 and after my first week, Devin Scillian looked at me and said ‘It’s like you’ve always been here.’

“I graduated from the Detroit Country Day School — Go Yellowjackets! And went on to get my degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I then started working my way up the ladder in TV with stops at WLNS in Lansing, WRIC in Richmond, Va., and WITI in Milwaukee, Wisc. I won a slew of awards along the way.

“People ask me about my first name all the time. Mara is a Latvian name. She’s a goddess in Latvian mythology. Not a surprising pick since my dad is an immigrant from Latvia. If you ever see us out and about and hear an unfamiliar language, we’re speaking Latvian. I’m on Facebook, and @maramacdonald on Twitter where in between tweets on the news of the day you may just spy a couple in Latvian.”

MARA’S FAVORITE 4

  • Favorite vacation spot in Michigan: Bay Harbor
  • Favorite book: Can’t narrow it down to one but love everything from To Kill A Mockingbird to Game of Thrones
  • Favorite movie: Anything 007
  • Favorite Song: Pearl Jam’s cover of The Who classic “Reign O’er Me”

Coming Soon: Fall Career Fairs!

Attention Stations and Companies: Fall is right around the corner!

Secure your booth TODAY at one of the MAB Foundation’s Fall 2017 Career & Networking Fairs. Meet with students and young professionals from across the state!

  • October 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Western Michigan University’s Brown Hall.
  • October 19, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Central Michigan University’s Bovee University Center
  • October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Specs Howard School of Media Arts’s Southfield location.

Click here to sign up.

Future and Current Broadcasters Mixed and Mingled at BCBC

bcbc_300Thanks to all of the MABF’s professional volunteers, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) 2016 was a huge success! Eager students met with professionals during the daylong event, held November 18, to learn all about the broadcasting industry.

With 154 participants, the BCBC created an environment where students could learn, network and further develop their broadcasting skills. The students attended educational sessions to learn all about marketing, writing, resume building, interviewing and more throughout the day. A highlight from the day was when our presenter Jay Kruz, WREW-FM (Cincinnati), shared some unique “Marketing YOU” tips with the students, including a suggestion to send their resume to an office along with a pizza or treat. So, don’t be surprised if you get a piping hot pizza pie delivered along with a resume from your future employee!

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Will Tieman

Another highlight was the speech by our keynote speaker, Will Tieman, MSU Men’s Basketball Play-by-Play and Football Broadcasting Host. Will spoke to the students about his experiences in the broadcasting industry and his love for the job.

Will gave one of the best keynote speeches the BCBC has seen, and it was proven by how engaged and interested the student audience was. It was so exciting for the students to have Will at the conference and he really made the students feel special by answering questions, signing autographs and taking pictures with them.

The day was capped off with several giveaways to a few lucky students.

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2016-2017 Student Advisory Committee

The 2016-2017 Student Advisory Committee also met at the BCBC for the first time and brainstormed several great ideas and suggestions for future MABF events and student outreach. The meeting was very productive and we look forward to hearing more from this group of students and getting them more heavily involved with the MABF in the near future.

Please contact Alisha Clack (clack@michmab.com) if you are interested in getting involved in future MABF programs like the BCBC!

The BCBC is this Friday!

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The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is here!

bcbc-102416The MABF team is hard at work this week finalizing details for the BCBC. Students and Educators statewide will flock to the Lansing area on Friday to learn about new techniques in filming on iPhones, resume tips and tricks, how to write the WRITE way, and much more!

Online registration has closed, but if you have any last minute students that would like to attend this important educational conference, they can register on-site!

Remember, the professionals your students will meet at the BCBC can become the link they need to break into the broadcasting and media industry! This is the conference that will take your students to the next level in their career journey.

Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath MI (Directions)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Career Fair 12 – 1:30 p.m.

 

Please contact Alisha Clack (clack@michmab.com) with questions about the BCBC.

The BCBC Takes Students to the Next Level in Their Career Journey

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The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is next week!

The BCBC gives your students the opportunity to network with and impress News Directors, Program Managers, Human Resource Managers, Engineers and more from throughout the state. With the help of the BCBC, these important professionals can become the link your student needs to break into the broadcasting and media industry! This is the conference that will take your students to the next level in their career journey.

Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath MI (map)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Career Fair 12 – 1:30 p.m.

The early rate deadline has been extended to this Friday, November 11! You and your students still have time to register at the discounted rate of $20! Register here.

Students and young professionals should attend this educational conference because it can help them to determine if broadcasting is the right path for them and how they can continue their education to become successful in the industry.

Please contact Alisha Clack (clack@michmab.com) with questions about the BCBC!

Network and Meet Eager Students at the BCBC Career Fair!

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What is BCBC?

bcbc-102416The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) offers informational sessions and excellent networking opportunities that students will not find anywhere else; with hands-on training that will leave them with practical skills they can put to work immediately.

Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI (map)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Career Fair 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
The Career Fair at BCBC is a fundraising effort of the MABF to meet our mission of educating Michigan’s youth and helping our members reach out to a diverse group individuals interested in broadcasting. Find your next best employee or intern at BCBC! There’s still time to participate in the BCBC Career Fair on November 18.

By participating in these fall career fairs…

  • YOU can meet with young, enthusiastic students.
  • YOU can earn necessary EEO credits for your station.
  • YOU can promote your station to a young, hip market.
  • YOU can gather different views, ideas and opinions from a young key demographic.
  • YOU can hire the best of the best for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • YOU can make a student’s dream come true!

Cost per booth is $275
Contact Rachel, krause@michmab.com for details.

“The HOMTV Internship Program is a very specific program for those who are looking for hands-on training to help jump start their careers in the television and communications industry. When we attend a MABF career fair, we know we will recruit the right people with a passion for broadcast.”

-Brandie Yates
Internship Coordinator, Producer, Host
HOMTV, Meridian Township

Go to www.mybcbc.com to register and view the full BCBC schedule.  Space is limited, so sign-up to reserve your spot now!

Questions on registering?  Contact Alisha or Rachel at mabf@michmab.com.

Students Will Learn and Network at BCBC!

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What is BCBC?

The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) offers informational sessions and excellent networking opportunities that students will not find anywhere else, with hands-on training that will leave them with practical skills they can put to work immediately.

bcbc-102416The best of two worlds are brought into one fast paced, information-packed session during BCBC’s Speed Networking session. By combining the upbeat, fast-paced tempo of speed dating with a two-on-one networking opportunity that removes pressure from students, speed networking has created a distinct opportunity to connect to professionals in a brand new way.

Students that register to participate in Speed Networking will meet with TOP industry professionals! They should come prepared with questions and be ready to interact for five minutes before moving on to meet the next professional. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the best and ask those important career questions!


Friday, November 18

Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 until November 4!
Registration will increase to $35 thereafter.

Go to www.mybcbc.com to register and view the full BCBC schedule.  Space is limited, so sign-up to reserve your spot now!

Questions on registering?  Contact Alisha at mabf@michmab.com.

 

Current Schedule

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Registration Open

9 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.  Opening Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Networking Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  How to Film with an iPhone
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Marketing YOU!

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Storytelling on Different Platforms
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The WRITE Way
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*New for 2016: Students will be speed networking with a partner!