Every year, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) offers a competitive internship program that allows selected students to attend the conference and develop a greater knowledge of the television buying and distribution processes. Since 2011, the annual NATPE conference has been held in Miami Beach.
Although he may be better known as the voice of the The Band of the Hour, University of Miami School of Communication alumnus Jason Mizrachi stopped by the campus in early December to discuss digital TV sales and dispense valuable career advice to members of the Media Management Association. Mizrachi has done it all, working in sales and marketing for over 22 years.
"[Job Seeking] is so much about the connections you make." This quote was the most important piece of advice guest speaker and University of Miami School of Communication alumna Kate Barnett shared with the members of the Media Management Association at the last meeting. During her talk, she retraced her nine-year journey from student to the professional world.
On October 18, the Media Management Association invited Ed McCullough to share his experience being involved in both the editorial and commercial sides of the news industry. McCullough spent more than 30 years working for the Associated Press (AP) in various functions, including news editor in South America and the Caribbean, bureau chief in Europe, and regional director for Latin America.
The University of Miami School of Communication has added a 34-credit Master of Science in Media Management to its existing graduate programs. The new program, which starts in fall 2018, allows students to advance their career interests in the media industry in areas such as distribution, sales, news and entertainment programming, research, and analytics.
With only two semesters left in my undergraduate Media Management studies, I knew that the summer of 2017 should be filled with some form of work experience. After applying to what felt like thousands of internships all across the media and entertainment industries in various cities, I received an email from the Charlotte Independence professional soccer team and Charlotte Hounds professional lacrosse team (both of which are run by the same company).