Career Conversations Series

Documentary Filmmaker Billy Corben Shares Career Advice with Students

By: Karina Valdes For students pursuing a career in motion pictures, advice and humor intertwined during the Career Conversations Series with guest Billy Corben, B.S.C. ’03. A documentary filmmaker known for Cocaine Cowboys, The U, and Screwball, Corben graduated from the University of Miami School of Communication and has led a successful career that includes co-founding the Miami-based media company, Rakontur. “I've been quarantining, but I have been blessed to have a job, number one and, number two, to have a job that enables me to work remotely,” said Corben. [...]

2020-07-23T19:45:49-04:00July 23, 2020|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

Billy Corben to Share Insights on Film Industry During the Next Career Conversations Series

By Karina Valdes The Career Conversations Series continues on July 22 with University of Miami School of Communication alumnus Billy Corben, B.S.C. ‘03. A documentary film director and co-founder of the Miami-based studio Rakontur, Corben is a world-renowned filmmaker known for Cocaine Cowboys and ESPN’s The U and The U: Part 2. “Billy is an alumnus with a lot of experience, is outspoken, and does not shy away from difficult truths, which makes him someone capable of dispensing noteworthy advice to our students,” said Kebrina Maharaj, manager of career services [...]

2020-07-21T13:53:40-04:00July 21, 2020|Motion Pictures, School of Communication|

Career Conversations Series Brings Networking and Professional Advice to UM

By: Karina Valdes Over the summer, communication professionals from various companies including WLRN, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Miami Herald, and American Way have been networking over Zoom with students from the School of Communication during the Career Conversations Series. Hosted by the Stein Family Office of Career Services and Internships, the guest speakers have shared insights on what students can expect when entering the workforce, as well as opportunities within their respective organization. “Even though the pandemic has altered our students’ summer job and internship plans, the Career Conversations Series is helping [...]

2020-07-14T15:16:47-04:00July 14, 2020|School of Communication|

Career Conversations Series: WLRN

The SoC is pleased to present an exciting new virtual summer series focused on career development and transformative issues facing various sectors of the communications industry. The Career Conversations Series kicks off with South Florida’s public radio and NPR station, WLRN. Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:15 p.m. EST for a fascinating session with Katie Lepri, Leslie Ovalle and Caitie Switalski who will share a thing or two about their experience with the WLRN internship, creating engaging social media, newsletters, navigating different types of storytelling, pitching stories, how to build your professional network, how to [...]

2020-05-20T13:27:52-04:00May 20, 2020|, |