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An Evening of Communications Career Development and Networking

Looking for a communications job? You’ll have an opportunity to network with people in the communications industry – Wednesday, January 27th from 4:30 to 7 the University of Washington HUB Room 108.

Learn about the communication jobs available and the current state of the industry by visiting with company representatives and attending a panel discussion on entrepreneurship.

This event is free, but advanced registration is encouraged to ensure your spot and help with planning.

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Schedule of events

Company Tables/Meet & Greet

4:30 to 7 p.m.
University of Washington HUB Room 108

Open networking will be interspersed with structured networking opportunities from 4:45 to 5:25 and 5:40 to 6:15. (See below for details.)

Participating companies
Washington Technology Industry Association
Weber Shandwick
Starbucks (Digital Ventures)
Washington Filmworks
Networking event

Round 1: 4:45 to 5:25 p.m.
Round 2: 5:40 to 6:15 p.m.

Feedback and closing remarks: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
University of Washington HUB Room 108

A lively networking opportunity hosted by My Tam Nguyen (’06), a public relations specialist for the City of Seattle, and staffed by the members of the alumni board and other alumni working in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, digital media, strategic communication and other communication-related jobs. Also joining the event will be the representatives from participating companies.

Panel discussion on entrepreneurship
7 to 8:30 p.m.
University of Washington

HUB Room 106B

The panel discussion will feature:

Moderator Kristina Hudson, enterpriseSeattle
Kristina Hudson has 15 years of experience in entertainment and economic development. She joined enterpriseSeattle in early 2006 as Business Development Manager specializing in Interactive and Digital Media Technology. In 2004, Kristina founded the Washington Interactive Network, and brought this program with her to enterpriseSeattle. This was the first economic development program in the United States to be targeted solely at the video game industry. For the last two years, Kristina received the distinction of winning awards from the International Economic Development Association: One for the best Technology-Based Economic Development Program; and the second for the annual Power of Play Event.

Fitz Cahall (’02), The Dirtbag Diaries
After graduation, Fitz Cahall worked as a freelance outdoor writer for a variety of publications. His dream was to bring his journalism training to rock climbing and outdoor sports. Over the years, he collected interesting stories about regular people that magazines did not want to publish. I was getting harder and harder to sell his stories, so he jumped into the world of new media with the 2007 launch of his podcast on climbing. He thought he might get a few hundred hits on his site, and instead saw thousands of downloads pretty quickly. Several sponsors later, he now has a radio show and will soon begin a web television show. Read more about Cahall

Laura Pavlou (’06), WWISH
Laura Pavlou is founder of the interactive online magazine WWISH. While attending Wenatchee Valley College, Pavlou founded and served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. Because of her grades and her achievements, she was awarded a full scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, giving her the opportunity to attend the University of Washington. She made the Dean’s list and graduated with a BA in Journalism in 2006. Laura was inspired to create WWISH, with a mission to help women move out of crisis, because of the personal adversity she overcame in her own life. Read more about WWISH and Laura’s personal journey.

Lucas Mack (’04), 4th Avenue Media
Starting out in public relations at the University of Washington, Lucas Mack worked side by side with sports columnists and sports broadcasters from around the Northwest. From there he took a job at KOMO TV, as the Audience Coordinator for the live talk show Northwest Afternoon. He moved to eastern Washington as a reporter for the NBC affiliate, where he fell in love with storytelling. His next stop brought him to the Lone Star State reporting for the FOX affiliate in San Antonio as their Feature Reporter, hosting his own live segment. In 2008, Lucas co-founded 4th Avenue Media to give clients the unique opportunity to tell their story by a broadcast journalist.

The Common Language Project
The Common Language Project (CLP) is a nonprofit multimedia production house that reports news from around the world about people affected by key social issues. The project is housed in the UW Department of Communication and has a core staff of young journalism and political science graduates from Hunter College and New School University. Also on board are a funding and outreach coordinator (and UW grad) and a CUNY graduate student.

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