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The 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Are Coming!

17-hsc-header_700MICHIGAN STUDENTS CAN SUBMIT THEIR WORK TO BE JUDGED IN THE 2017 MICHIGAN STUDENT BROADCAST AWARDS

Do your students know about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards?  Information about this awards program has been sent to your school. Please make sure to share it with your students! The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards are a great way for your students to get their work in front of the professional broadcasters who serve as our judges.

Also note, schools need not have a specific broadcasting curriculum for students to submit their work; it could be a club, English class or a digital media advisor who will sign their application forms.

One popular category that is returning this year is Most Innovative Media Technology.  Students can showcase their new and innovative Media Technology idea! Entry must be solely created and produced by the entering student(s) and focus on media technology as it pertains to the broadcasting or media industry. The creative concept of each entry must be original to the student(s) submitting the entry, and must be outlined within this entry. The entry should include a 200-word description explaining all aspects of the idea including: how it would be used, how it would generate revenue, how it would be marketed or branded, and how it would support the broadcasting or media industry. Entries may include supplemental information, including images, audio/visual examples, screen-shots or links, etc. Criteria to be judged on: innovation, creativity, effectiveness, relatability to the broadcasting or media industry.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack, MAB Foundation Executive Manager: clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

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.

Find Your Next Employee at the MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

16-fall-career-fair-cc-headerFind your next best employee at the MABF Fall Career Fairs!  MAB focus groups have identified recruitment for open positions at their stations as one of the top five most important areas of need.  Here is your chance to encourage young people to seek careers in broadcasting and perhaps find that perfect match for your station.

Consider participating in both remaining  fall career fairs as they attract students from each region in the state, offering your company different views, ideas and opinions! By attending these fairs, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state, which is great for your EEO File!

Time is running out to register and space is limited, so if you’re interested in participating, please register your station as soon as possible!

DATES & LOCATIONS

Thursday, October 20
Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills NEW LOCATION!
4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, October 27
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Brown Hall
12:00pm-4:00pm

Please join us!  Click here for complete event details. 

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event and a boxed meal for vendor representatives (2 maximum).

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.

Look for 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Info!

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Information has been sent to educational institutions across Michigan and is available on the MAB website about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.  If you are a teacher, advisor or professor, please make sure to post the information for your students and help them to participate in this year’s awards program. Students can submit work in several broadcasting categories.

Attention broadcasters:  you can help encourage young people to enter the broadcasting industry by calling area high schools and colleges that you have relationships with and encourage the faculty advisor to have students participate in this year’s awards program.  Schools or colleges need not have a specific broadcasting curriculum; it could be a club, English class or a digital media group.  They just need to have an audio/video program of some kind that is directed by an advisor who will sign their application forms.  You can also help by volunteering to judge these online entries.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack, MAB Foundation Executive Manager of Program and Development: clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

Specs Howard School Wins ACCSC Award

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Proudly displaying their ACCSC award is (L-R) Specs Howard School of Media Arts founder Specs Howard and Dick Kernen, VP of Industry Relations.

On September 21, Southfield-based Specs Howard School of Media Arts was one of a small number of schools in the United States to receive the School of Distinction Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

According to the ACCSC, “This award recognizes accredited member schools that demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to students.”

Founder Specs Howard had this to say about the award, “I’m deeply appreciative to the accrediting organization for recognizing us over the years since 1978. We try to run a good, honest and believable school. And, it didn’t happen out of this office. The people who work here; the hours that they put in preparing for the re-accreditation that enabled us to get this award. I think they know who they are and I think they should be very proud because it’s their award. And, I like to stand and take some credit for it, but they should get all of the credit, because the staff did it. Thank you, and congratulations to the staff.”

For over 46 years, the Specs Howard School of Media Arts has been dedicated to teaching students the fundamental skills for entry-level employment in the media industries. What started as a school for radio performance in 1970 has grown into a school for anyone with a creative drive. Specs Howard now offers programs in Graphic Design, Digital Media Arts and Broadcast Media Arts.

 

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.

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

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Information has been sent to educational institutions across Michigan and is available on the MAB website about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.  If you are a teacher, advisor or professor, please make sure to post the information for your students and help them to participate in this year’s awards program. Students can submit work in several broadcasting categories.

Attention broadcasters:  you can help encourage young people to enter the broadcasting industry by calling area high schools and colleges that you have relationships with and encourage the faculty advisor to have students participate.  Schools or colleges need not have a specific broadcasting curriculum; it could be a club, English class or a digital media group.  They just need to have an audio/video program of some kind that is directed by an advisor who will sign their application forms.  You can also help by volunteering to judge these online entries.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack, MAB Foundation Executive Manager of Program and Development: clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

Find Your Next Employee at the MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

16-fall-career-fair-cc-headerFind your next best employee at the MABF Fall Career Fairs!  MAB focus groups have identified recruitment for open positions at their stations as one of the top five most important areas of need.  Here is your chance to encourage young people to seek careers in broadcasting and perhaps find that perfect match for our station.

Consider participating in all three upcoming career fairs because they attract students from each region in the state that will offer your company different views, ideas and opinions! By attending all three fairs, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state, which is great for your EEO File!

Time is running out to register and space is limited so if you’re interested in participating, please register your station as soon as possible!

DATES & LOCATIONS

Tuesday, October 11
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
Bovee University Center
12:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, October 20
Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills NEW LOCATION!
4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, October 27
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Brown Hall
12:00pm-4:00pm

Please join us!  Click here for complete event details. 

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event and a boxed meal for vendor representatives (2 maximum).

Interested in Engineering? Scholarships Available Through AFCCE

afcce_300The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) has announced that it has more than $60,000 in scholarships available for college students, specifically interested in broadcast engineering or consulting engineering.

For more information on this great opportunity, visit  www.afcce.org/scholarships/.

The deadline to apply for the spring 2017 semester is October 31, 2016. $50,000 is available just for the spring 2017 semester. The application is short, but applicants are encouraged to not wait until the last minute.

Applicants with questions should email scholarships@afcce.org.