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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.

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

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Attention Educators!  It’s time to get your students thinking about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! This awards program features categories such as Most Innovative Media Technology and Mini-Documentary that help students develop their creativity and highlight their work in front of Michigan broadcasting professionals. Look for an informational poster to be sent to Michigan schools within the next few weeks.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

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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

Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

Consider participating in all three 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!

Please join us! Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

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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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.

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

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It’s time to get your students thinking about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! This awards program features amazing categories that help students develop their creativity and highlight their work in front of Michigan broadcasting professionals. Look for an informational poster to be sent to your school within the next few weeks.

New for 2017, we’re bringing back the popular Current Events Program category. Student work will be judged on human interest, subject portrayal and production value.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.