MABF’s Student Advisory Committee Shines Brightly

As this school year comes to a close, it’s time to recruit new student talent to join the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Committee. Do you know a Michigan broadcasting student with great ideas who can help guide the MABF into the next few years? Prospective students must first be nominated by an advisor. Please send in your student nominations to mabf@michmab.com and have your student fill out an application and submit it to the MABF by Friday, June 30, 2017. 2017-2018 SAC applications can be found here.

The 2016-2017 MABF Student Advisory Committee is, without a doubt one of the best, most active student committees the MABF has had over the past few years. This year’s committee, comprised of fifteen high school and college students from throughout the state, was integral in the planning of the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) and has proven that they are passionate and committed to the future of the industry through their production of a new student-focused e-newsletter.

During the committee’s first meeting at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) in November 2016, the students gave input on the types of educational sessions students want to attend. Suggestions such as educating students on social media outlets and giving information on the state’s different college broadcasting programs were discussed. As a result of this meeting, the MABF offered two career sessions at the GLBC in March, “Picking the College that is right for YOU” and “Connecting the Dots: How Social Media, Blogging, and Podcasting Fit into a Station’s Digital Strategy.” Both of these sessions were very popular and highly attended by college and high school students. The MABF thanks the Student Advisory Committee for their input and looks forward to gathering further suggestions from them for BCBC 2017.

The planning and production of the MABF’s new student e-newsletter, “Beyond the Classroom,” is the committee’s answer to solving the issue of student outreach. The goal of the bi-monthly e-newsletter is to directly inform broadcasting students statewide about the benefits and offerings of the MABF as well as new job and internship postings. The students write articles for each newsletter and provide suggestions on new and relevant topics to cover. The MABF is working hard to grow the e-newsletter reach and encourages you to subscribe to receive the e-newsletter by texting “MABF” to 22828 or clicking here.

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