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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!

The Power of Networking: MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

16-fall-career-fair-cc-headerThe MABF Career Fair at Specs Howard School of Media Arts is this week! Students and young professionals from the Detroit region will meet and network with several MAB stations looking to hire new recruits!

Stations: Find your next best employee at the MABF Fall Career Fairs! There’s still time to participate in the career fair at Western Michigan University on October 27 and the BCBC career fair on November 18. Sponsoring a booth at one or more of these fairs gives you the unique opportunity to meet with a group of young and eager broadcasters face-to-face and will give you and your station different views, ideas and opinions from this young key demographic!

MAB focus groups have identified recruitment for open positions at their stations as one of the top five most important areas of need. Whether you are looking for interns, employees, or future employees, supporting the MAB Foundation by sponsoring a booth is an excellent way to connect with our future. Here is your chance to encourage young people to seek careers in broadcasting and perhaps find that perfect match for your station. Also, your participation offers you possible EEO credits!

Students:
Attending one of the MAB Foundation’s Broadcast Media Career and Networking Fairs gives you one-on-one interaction with the broadcasters and media professionals in Michigan who can influence your career journey. Whether you are looking for a job, internship, guidance on your resume and demo, OR you are looking to network with other media professionals, these career fairs are FOR YOU!

jobfair_200Make plans now to attend one or more of the MAB Foundation’s Career and Networking Fairs – one will be close to you!!

DATES & LOCATIONS

Thursday, October 20 – 4 – 7 p.m.
Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills

Thursday, October 27 – 12 – 4 p.m.
Western Michigan University, Brown Hall, Kalamazoo
Brown Hall

Friday, November 18 – 12 – 1:30 p.m.
During the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC)
Eagle Eye Golf & Conference Center, Bath
Separate registration is required to attend, more information on BCBC can be found here.

BCBC: One Month Away!

bcbc16-web-headerSTUDENTS WILL LEARN AND NETWORK AT THE BROADCASTING CAREER BUILDER CONFERENCE (BCBC)

Attention Educators!  The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) will take place on Friday, November 18, please make sure your students know about this and plan to attend this important career building conference!

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.

New for BCBC 2016:  Check out a new session this year at BCBC: “Filming a Feature on an iPhone” presented by Mike Castellucci of Michigan State University. Here is a quick description:
“Cameras and technology will change, but storytelling will never change.” Mike Castellucci has mastered using the smartphone camera to shoot television specials and he’ll share his insights with attendees! Students will learn about the many benefits of filming with new technology and why this method is growing in popularity.

Students can register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

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!

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016!

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The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference.

DATE & LOCATION
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! ($35 thereafter)

BCBC 2016 will feature new informative sessions on technology, as well as classic favorites such as Speed Networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

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!

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

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Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference.

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8:00am-4:00pm
Early registration is only $20 until November 4! ($35 after November 4)

BCBC 2016 will feature new informative sessions on technology, as well as classic favorites such as Speed Networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

Current Schedule

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

9:00am – 9:30am Opening Session

9:30am – 9:45am Networking Break

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

10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break

11:00am – 12:00pm UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11:00am – 12:00pm Storytelling on Different Platforms
11:00am – 12:00pm Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30pm – 2:30pm The WRITE Way
1:30pm – 2:30pm Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:30pm Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*This year’s Speed Networking sessions will feature two students talking to each mentor.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

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Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November and we’re looking for YOUR help!

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8:00am-4:00pm

This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students, this conference is the key factor in their decision to pursue broadcasting beyond high school. Is your station interested in helping to educate them on this exciting and fast-paced industry?

The MABF is looking for professional volunteers to participate as mentors in the BCBC Speed Networking sessions. As a mentor, you’ll meet with students face-to-face and share your experiences and “insider tips.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.