Student Seminar and Job Fair

Date:  February 25, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Madison Marriott West

Registration open until Feb. 17

Register Here

Hotel Reservations can be made here. Deadline is Feb. 10.

AGENDA

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Introductions and Brief Orientation

9:10 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. First Breakout Sessions

  • What you really need to know on your first day
  • Hands on with broadcast technology
  • Personal safety in broadcasting
  • Careers in creative services
  • Your mic is a musical instrument: Designing sound for your podcast
  • Business of broadcasting: The state of the industry
  • Unexpected careers in broadcasting
  • Journalists dissecting their best work
  • Student TV Roundtables

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Break

10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Second Breakout Sessions

  • What you really need to know on your first day
  • Hands on with broadcast technology
  • Personal safety in broadcasting
  • Careers in creative services
  • Your mic is a musical instrument: Designing sound for your podcast
  • Business of broadcasting: The state of the industry
  • Unexpected careers in broadcasting
  • Journalists dissecting their best work
  • Student TV Roundtables

10:50 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Third Breakout Sessions and WBA Job Fair (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

  • What you really need to know on your first day
  • Personal safety in broadcasting
  • Your mic is a musical instrument: Designing sound for your podcast
  • Journalists dissecting their best work

11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Break

11:55 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. WBA Job Fair and Speed Networking

SPEED NETWORKING
Small group breakout session featuring advice from professionals in news, production, sales, entertainment, etc.

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch

• Keynote Address – Hayley Tenpas, WHBY Radio, Appleton
• Presentation of the WBA Foundation Scholarships
• WBA Student Awards for Excellence

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Wrap-Up and Door Prize Drawings

Student Seminar Sponsors

WBA Partner:

BREAKOUT SESSION DETAILS

WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ON YOUR FIRST DAY
WBA Young Professionals Committee
Chet Daniels, Big Radio, Janesville
Jerad Clark, Mid-West Family, Madison
Gabriella Rusk, WMTV-TV, Madison
Matthew Knoke, WLUK-TV, Green Bay
Moderator: Kevin Obsatz, UW-Stevens Point

HANDS ON WITH BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY
Tom Weeden, WMTV-TV (retired)
Curt Lenz, Photographer, WMTV-TV
Intro: Mike Schmidt, UW-Green Bay

PERSONAL SAFETY IN BROADCASTING
Tom Durkin, Foley Foundation
Moderator: Mark Zoromski, Marquette (retired)

CAREERS IN CREATIVE SERVICES
Robert Jarzen, Audacy, Madison/Milwaukee
Intros: Kelsey Brennan, UW-Madison and Ganga Vadhavkar, UW-Eau Claire

YOUR MIC IS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: DESIGNING SOUND FOR YOUR PODCAST
Joe Hardtke, Wisconsin Public Radio
Moderator: Pat Hastings, UW-Madison (retired)

WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN AS A COLLEGE GRAD ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF BROADCASTING
Terry Stevenson, Vice President, Seehafer Broadcasting
Don Vesely, General Manager, WMTV-TV, Madison

UNEXPECTED CAREERS IN BROADCASTING
Hayley Tenpas, WHBY Radio, Appleton
Philip Ashby, PBS Wisconsin
Ben Cominos, WHBY Radio, Appleton
Moderator: Brian Lucas, UW-Whitewater

JOURNALISTS DISSECTING THEIR BEST WORK
Robert Kennedy, Midwest Communications, Green Bay
Ward Jolles, WKOW-TV, Madison
Michelle Baik, WMTV-TV, Madison
Moderator: Nancy Stillwell, Madison College

STUDENT RADIO ROUNDTABLES
Kelsey Brannan, UW-Madison

STUDENT TV ROUNDTABLES
Justine Stokes, UW-Oshkosh

About Hayley Tenpas:

 

Hayley is a Hortonville High School and UW-Whitewater alum who started her career in television, making stops in Madison, Rhinelander, and Green Bay before making the switch to talk radio. She’s host of Focus Fox Valley on WHBY in Appleton.