Break with a Pro

Kick off your morning with tailored, small group discussion sessions with journalism professionals in traditional and specialized areas. Media professionals will share information about their work and backgrounds 9-11 a.m. Friday. This career exploration event is an excellent opportunity to meet people working in the field.

To ensure this activity is filled on a first-come, first-served basis, only those who register online will be able to sign up for Break with a Pro. This activity will be marked as “FULL” on the online registration form once the limit for participants is reached.

Break with a Pro sessions are available for the following career areas: News Writing, Feature Writing, Sports Writing, Opinion Writing, Photojournalism, Magazine Writing, Magazine Art Direction, Infographics, Online Multimedia Production, Broadcast Producing, Broadcast Reporting, Public Relations, Journalism Education, Social Media Director, Advertising, Media Law, Cartooning, Yearbook Representative and Copy Editing.

Participants must preregister using the online registration form and pay an additional fee of $5 per student. The deadline to register for Break with a Pro is Oct. 24. Tickets will be included in the adviser registration packets.

Students are encouraged to develop questions on career preparation requirements, nature of work, salary level expectations and job availability. They may also inquire about how to handle issues or situations in their work as student journalists.