In case you missed it, here are links to videos for the Spring 2015 Media Days Speakers! A special thanks to Palomar College Television for filming!
Media Days: Fox 5 Morning News Anchors
Media Days: Public Relations Specialists
Media Days: Investigative Journalism: Charger’s Stadium Reporters
Media Days: Radio DJ Jesse Lozano
Media Days: Media Studies Alumni Panel
Media and Communication Days concluded its fifth event on April 24. The lecture series began at the San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College with an entertainment reporter on Monday night. MiraCosta hosted more panels on its Oceanside campus on Tuesday. Palomar followed on Wednesday and Cal State San Marcos concluded the series with a lecture on Social Identity. The event served hundreds of students, faculty and staff. If you have suggestions or questions, please email email@example.com.
We will see you next April for the sixth installment of MAC Days.
The Fifth annual MAC DAYS was April 22-24, 2014.
Updated schedule below.
MAC Days Schedule 2014
Monday, April 21st
MCC, San Elijo Campus, 333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff Student Center Conference Room, Building 900 Reception: 6:00-6:30pm
Keynote Speaker with Q&A to follow: 6:30-8:00pm
From OJ Simpson to Jessica Simpson:
The Rapidly Changing Face of Entertainment Journalism
From The National Enquirer to the Los Angeles Times and People Magazine, Hollywood entertainment reporter William Keck has interviewed nearly every star working today. A former staff reporter at USA Today and a senior editor at TV Guide, William will share his survival stories from his early years working as a tabloid reporter during the OJ Simpson scandal, and discuss how he was able to go ‘legit’ and gain entrance to red carpets, awards shows and film junkets, as well as the sets of today’s hottest television shows. He will also discuss how the age of social media has changed the role of a journalist, presenting both opportunities and unique challenges. Learn what to expect, what to avoid and what opportunities are available to you right now as you conceptualize your careers.
Tuesday, April 22nd
MCC, Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside Student Center, Aztlan A & B, Building 3400
Come learn how you can gain valuable job experience with an internship in communication. Hear from current and former interns about the dos and don’ts, the positives and the negatives of an MCC internship. The Career Center will be available to answer questions as well.
- Brandon Beach, Intern, TransWorld Business Alma Menera, Intern, Magic 92.5
- Alana Stroud, Intern, MCC Student Activities Ron Tranbarger, Intern, MCC Writing Center & CAC Suzie Woldeab, Intern, Versace
- Moderated by: Meghan Dougherty
“How’d you land that great job?”
Want to know what to do with a degree in communication? Curious about what types of jobs are available in media? Come hear from professionals working in areas of radio, marketing, social media, search engine optimizer, magazines, etc. who will give you the ins and outs of the job market and what to expect as you go knocking on doors.
- Drew Coalson, Content Syndication Manager, Grind Media
- Jonathan Gomez, School Relations & Diversity Outreach Coordinator, MiraCosta College
- Sheena Schleicher, Senior SEO & Search Marketing Manager, Cuker Interactive
- Jonathan Schwartz, President/COO, 102.1 KPRI
- Moderated by: Brogan Griffin
At Palomar College 1140 W. Mission Road San Marcos, CA 92069
Wednesday, April 23rd
“Communicating in a New Media Age”
Learn about opportunities and changes in the media industry
Learn about getting internships and jobs from Palomar Alumni
Tour Palomar’s TV station, Radio Station and Newsroom
Schedule of Events
KKSM Remote at the Student Union 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Journalism panel 11a.m. – 12 p.m. (Governing Board Room)
Keynote – Raoul Martinez & Erica Fox from Fox 5 morning 12:30 – 1:30 (Governing Board Room)
Media Studies Alumni panel 2-3 p.m. (Governing Board Room)
PCTV, KKSM, Telescope open house 3:15-4:15
Cinema panel 4:30-5:30 (P32)
At Cal State San Marcos 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078
MAC Days Alumni Panels
Careers, Internships, and Graduate Study in Media and Communication
Thursday, April 24, 2014
KEL 5400 – The Reading Room (Free Parking in Lot B)
CAREERS: 10:30 – 11:45 AM
Moderated by Ron Tranbarger, Lambda Pi Eta President
Virginia Accetta (2006) Travel Consultant, Travel Leaders
Mercy Castro (2013) Promotions Director/Assistant to the Senior VP at Univision, Palm Springs
Aimeeleigh Coulter (2011) Patient Advocate/Motivational Speaker
Sydney Brink (2013) Event Sales Coordinator, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
Chad A. Ross (2002) Director of Broker Dealer Services, Pacific Life Insurance Company
Joshua Sandoval (2007) Casting Associate, ITV
Alison St. John – North County Bureau Chief, KPBS
Christine Vaughan (2006) Public Information Officer/Communications Specialist, University Advancement, CSUSM
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INTERNSHIPS: 12:00-1:00 PM
Moderated by Maricel Alamares, CommSociety President
Catherine Armas-Matsumoto (2000) Internship Coordinator, Department of Communication, CSUSM
Kyle Jon Haman (2014) Communication/Intern, ZTPR
Bridgette Murnane, CSU Entertainment Industries Initiative
Cassandra Peterson (2013) Nanny
Robyn Sembera (2012) Assoc. Mgr., Continuing Medical Ed. and Social Media at Taking Control of Your Diabetes
Mari Steffensmeier Career Counselor, Career Center, CSUSM
Tj Stroben (1999) Real Estate Agent and Property Consultant, California Residential Consulting
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GRADUATE STUDY: 1:00-2:15 PM
Moderated by Christine Lee, Lambda Pi Eta VP of Public Relations
Maricel Alamares (2014) Communication/Graduate School Applicant
Jacinta Chavous-Kambach (2002) Graduate Student, Organizational Leadership Ed.D. Program, Brandman University
Jennifer Gehrisch (2011) Graduate Student, MA in Communication, SDSU
Rebecca Leach (2008) Graduate Student, Masters in Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
Maximilian Mann (2012) Graduate Student, MBA, SDSU
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 2:30-3:45 PM
“Social Identity in the Age of Social Media”
Prof. Caroline Sawyer
Lecturer in Communication and Mass Media, CSUSM
Introduction by Adam Daigneau, Lambda Pi Eta Treasurer
Click here for more information.