Communications Career Fair
This fair was held in Fall 2013 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Y COMMUNICATIONS CAREER FAIR PARTICIPATING COMPANIES 90.9 THE LIGHT ABC 13/WSET AUTO OWNERS INSURANCE BN MEDIA CITY OF ROANOKE DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM FLAMES DAILY HELLO STUDIOS HUMBLY I SERVE INNOVATIVE FAITH RESOURCES LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY MARKETING DEPARTMENT LYNCHBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NATIONAL JOURNALISM CENTER SHENTEL STIMULUS ADVERTISING THE NEWS AND ADVANCE THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH WDBJ 7 WILDFIRE MEN’S CONFERENCE 90.9 THE LIGHT CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Nicolas Stuart Recruiter’s Email: email@example.com Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 582-3691 Website: www.liberty.edu/thelight Facebook: www.facebook.com/909FM Twitter: www.twitter.com/909thelight DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY 90.9 FM The Light (WWMC) is a Top 40 College Christian music station located on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition to music programming, The Light also broadcasts news programs and sports, including Liberty Athletics. It is our mission to reach our listeners with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while training the next generation of broadcasters that will go out and impact the world. WWMC is the student-run radio station at Liberty University with a long, and somewhat miraculous, history. The station began with a student magazine fund drive in the early days of what was then Liberty Baptist College. Starting with $1,000 raised through the drive, the station began operations in February 1980 as WLBU, Liberty’s first radio station. POSITION TYPES Internships Part Time ABC 13-WSET CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Jenny Marshall Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 528-1313 Website: www.wset.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ABC13News Twitter: www.twitter.com/ABC13News DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Serving a DMA of twenty-four counties in the Heart of Virginia, WSET-TV is committed to community involvement and has received numerous awards for news and public service coverage. After over 55 years of continued success, WSET-TV continues to strive for excellence in serving our Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Danville markets. Our mission is to be an aggressive and service oriented television station, setting the standard of excellence while serving the needs of Virginia’s viewers by maintaining innovative programming, news, and community service. POSITION TYPES Internships AUTO OWNERS INSURANCE CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Derek Sewell Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (517) 323-1200 Website: www.auto-owners.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/AutoOwnersInsurance Twitter: N/A DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Auto-Owners Insurance is a Fortune 500 company and is the 16th largest property/casualty insurance company in the nation, based on written premium. Auto-Owners Insurance Group is one of only nine groups of insurance companies in the United States to receive the highest rating possible, A++ Superior, by A.M. Best, which is a nationally recognized rating agency for insurance companies. Auto-Owners has received the J.D. Power and Associates award for the Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Claims Experience, four years in a row, for 2008-2011. Auto-Owners is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, and serves policyholders in 26 states. POSITION TYPES Full Time Entry Level BN MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Angela Guzman Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: N/A Website: http://www.beliefnet.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/beliefnet Twitter: www.twitter.com/beliefnet DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Through its brands Affinity4, Beliefnet and Cross Bridge, we provide award winning inspirational online and video content for diverse, spiritual audiences. Through that content we encourage our readers to feel good about themselves by inspiring positive thought and action. At BN Media, we understand the power, the popularity and the influence of the World Wide Web. We also recognize how it is quickly becoming a primary resource for individuals who are seeking information and resources on spirituality, inspiration, health and wellness, relationships, entertainment, charity and volunteerism. That’s why BN Media’s mission is to use the power of the world wide web to inspire the whole wide world toward a common goal: making a difference. POSITION TYPES Internships Full Time Entry Level CITY OF ROANOKE CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Dawn Board Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: N/A Website: www.roanokeva.gov Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoanokeVa Twitter: www.twitter.com/City_of_Roanoke DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Our mission is to educate, inform, and inspire our community by effectively, efficiently, and creatively communicating municipal news. We use the tools of technology, public relations, marketing, and advertising to build a connected community of stakeholders. In addition to traditional communication tools, the Office of Communications uses social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter to relay information to a broader spectrum of citizens. We keep internal and external customers advised of city-related events and information via public service announcements, news releases, public and employee newsletters and magazines, communications to members of City Council, RVTV-3, and the Internet. We also provide staff assistance to all departments regarding marketing services through the preparation of booklets, brochures, and other publications and events. POSITION TYPES Internships Part Time Full Time Entry Level DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Jessica Parisen Recruiter’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Recruiter’s Phone: N/A Website: www.disneycollegeprogram.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyCollegeProgram Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyCPInterns DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY The Disney College Program is an opportunity for students to participate in a paid internship at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort. Students build upon their strengths and interests, gain real-world experience, meet guests and cast members from around the globe and take part in educational opportunities they just can’t get anywhere else. This truly unique program encourages participants to network with Disney leaders, take part in personal and career development courses, and build transferable skills such as problem solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication. POSITION TYPES Internships FLAMES DAILY CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Krista Bold Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 406-4100 Website: www.flamesdaily.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/flamesdaily Twitter: www.twitter.com/flamesdaily DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY The Flames Daily is the independent student-run news, sports and entertainment platform serving the Liberty University students, faculty and community. Our mission is to train Liberty University students in all aspects of journalism while serving as the primary source of news and information for Liberty University students and community. Flames Media, LLC is a modern collegiate media company. We are the creative team behind the Flames Daily – a financially and editorially news, sports and entertainment platform serving Liberty University students, faculty and the community. POSITION TYPES Internships Part Time HELLO STUDIOS CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Adam Miller Recruiter’s Email: email@example.com Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 229-4450 Website: www.hellostudios.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeAreHelloStudios Twitter: N/A DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Adam Everett Miller is a visual effects and motion graphics artist based out of Lynchburg, Virginia. Originally from Brainerd, Minnesota, Adam graduated from Liberty University in 2008 with a degree in Video Broadcasting. As a student worker, he created promotional videos for the school that have been shown at concerts and festivals across the country. After graduating, Adam co-founded a company in Lynchburg called Hello Marketing, which eventually changed to become Hello Studios. POSITION TYPES Internships HUMBLY I SERVE CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Joy Marinelli Recruiter’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Recruiter’s Phone: N/A Website: www.humblyiserve.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/humblyiserve Twitter: twitter.com/HumblyIServe DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY We desire to work with integrity and to keep consistent with our mission. We want to create an environment of high quality work and hold each employee to a high Godly standard. Our commitment is to provide sustainability and justice to the community not only around us, but globally. We long to be loyal to those around us but ultimately be committed to follow God’s direction as we complete tasks that will have an eternal value. POSITION TYPES Internships INNOVATIVE FAITH RESOURCES CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Ishmael LaBiosa Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (804) 665-1447 Website: www.innovativefaith.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/innovativefaith Twitter: www.twitter.com/innovativefaith DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Innovative Faith Resources is a non-profit media company committed to helping churches, ministries, and other non-profits with their media needs. IFR, founded in 2011, exists to assist you in utilizing cuttingedge media practices and technology at an affordable price. We offer expertise in website development, video, marketing, and branding. Our company comes equipped with decades of experience. IFR has also earned top honors at several competitions, including the highly acclaimed international Telly Awards. Other competitions include the Western VA Addy Awards, Third District Addy Awards, the Richmond Show, and the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA). POSITION TYPES Internships LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Jeff Leatherwood Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (617) 357-9500 Website: www.libertymutualgroup.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/libertymutual Twitter: www.twitter.com/LibertyMutual DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Since 1912, we at Liberty Mutual Insurance have committed ourselves to providing broad, useful and competitively-priced insurance products and services to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs. Our delivery on this commitment is the reason we’re now the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premium written according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. POSITION TYPES Full Time Entry Level LIBERTY UNIVERSITY MARKETING DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Laura Sipple Recruiter’s Email: Marketing@Liberty.edu Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 592-3100 Website: www.liberty.edu/marketingdepartment Facebook: N/A Twitter: N/A DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY The Marketing Department is “the face of Liberty,” as charged by President Jerry Falwell, Jr. Our mission is to represent and promote all facets of the university through a variety of methods and media — advertising and promotion, direct mail and electronic media — using the industry’s best technology and talent. We are a spirited team of designers, photographers, videographers and writers — people who have caught the Liberty vision and can generate effective marketing materials. POSITION TYPES Internships Part Time Full Time Entry Level LYNCHBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Laverne Brown Recruiter’s Email: email@example.com Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 845-5966 Website: www.lynchburgchamber.org/index.cfm Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lynchburg-Regional-Chamber-of-Commerce Twitter: N/A DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Since 1883, the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote regional economic growth and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Central Virginia. The Chamber has been accredited since1973, however, we are recognized nationally with a select number of Chambers for our 20-Year U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accreditation and Five-Star Rating since 2006. The Lynchburg Regional Chamber is the region’s largest business association, and our government relations programming reflects the interests of our members. For nearly 900 businesses, professionals and organizations in the Lynchburg Region, our goal is to continue to broaden our range of benefits to meet the changing and expanding needs of the business community we serve. The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce is “Leading Businesses. Leading Communities. POSITION TYPES Internships NATIONAL JOURNALISM CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Hannah Jackman Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (703) 318-9608 Website: www.yaf.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalJournalismCenter Twitter: www.twitter.com/NJC_YAF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Since 1977, the National Journalism Center has trained aspiring journalists in the values of responsible, balanced, and accurate reporting. Weekly seminars and on-the-job experience provide participants with the tools to become leaders in combating bias in the mainstream media. Seminars include talks with prominent journalists and public policy experts, writing exercises, training in investigative reporting, reading assignments, and current events and policy discussions. Interns spend the majority of the week on assignment with a media outlet learning from professionals in the journalism field.The balance of real-world experience and quality academic training provides students with a competitive edge in the job market after completing the National Journalism Center’s 12-week program. POSITION TYPES Internships SHENTEL CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Shelley Holguin Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: N/A Website: www.shentel.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/shentelco Twitter: www.twitter.com/Shentel DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY We’re Shentel. We may be new to you, but we’ve been in business since 1902. Back then, we were a small phone company serving our neighbors in Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley. Today we bring advanced broadband services, digital TV, high-speed Internet and phone services to more of our neighbors in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. We specialize in providing advanced services to rural and underserved markets. Shentel is committed to enriching the lives of the customers we serve with the highest quality telecommunications services by making major investments in technology, using innovative thinking and delivering high quality local customer service that makes using technology easy. POSITION TYPES Internships Part Time Full Time Entry Level STIMULUS ADVERTISING CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Lynn Kirby Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 455-7188 Website: www.stimulusadvertising.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/StimulusAdvertising Twitter: www.twitter.com/stimulusadv DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY A full-service marketing and advertising company serving local, national and international clients in the financial, tourism & travel, manufacturing, retail, nuclear, health services and real estate industries, government entities and nonprofit agencies. Located in the revitalized Downtown area of Lynchburg, Virginia, we serve not only the immediate Lynchburg area, but also Danville, Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia and other national and international clients. Call us for a free quote on web design, marketing strategy, media planning, logo design, direct mail and more. POSITION TYPES Internships Part Time Full Time Entry Level THE NEWS & ADVANCE CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Katelyn Shutt Recruiter’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 385-5440 Website: www.newsadvance.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/organization Twitter: www.twitter.com/organization DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY The News & Advance is the daily newspaper of record in Lynchburg, Virginia. Its circulation is approximately 35,600 on weekdays, 35,000 on Saturdays and 41,200 on Sundays. Its primary circulation area consists of the city of Lynchburg and the surrounding counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. The News & Advance is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Terry Jamerson is the publisher. Joe Stinnett is the managing editor. The newspaper uses articles from news services such as the Associated Press as well as former Media General-owned news organizations. The News & Advance is now adding a new printing press, manufactured by KBA. Its last press was built in 1974, when the newspaper moved to its current building. Prior to 1974, the newspaper’s headquarters were in downtown Lynchburg. POSITION TYPES Internships THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Kris Richard Recruiter’s Email: email@example.com Recruiter’s Phone: (434) 239-9281 Website: www.trbc.org/media Facebook: www.facebook.com/organization Twitter: www.twitter.com/organization DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Our mission sets the stage for every ministry, program and activity we develop, support or manage at Thomas Road Baptist Church. We are confident that as we work closely with Christ-followers to love God and love people, we will see a revolutionary change in our world. We are committed to this God-honoring mission. We build upon that mission with six core values: commitment to scripture, culture or prayer, lifestyle of worship, connection to community, heart for serving, and passion for sharing. POSITION TYPES Internships WDBJ 7 CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Monica Taylor Recruiter’s Email: N/A Recruiter’s Phone: (540) 344-7000 Website: www.wbdj7.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/wdbj7 Twitter: www.twitter.com/WDBJ7 DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY WDBJ serves 26 counties in Southwest and Central Virginia. We are the CBS affiliate for areas including the Roanoke Valley, the Lynchburg Area, the New River Valley, the Smith Mountain Lake area, Southside including Martinsville and Danville and the Alleghany Highlands. POSITION TYPES Internships WILDFIRE WEEKEND FOR MEN CONTACT INFORMATION Recruiter’s Name: Taylor Wrede Recruiter’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Recruiter’s Phone: N/A Website: www.wildfireweekend.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/wildfireweekend Twitter: www.twitter.com/WildfireWeekend DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY Our mission is to create a movement that inspires men to deepen their relationship with God, the one who placed these longings of competition, adventure, and the outdoors in their soul. To use what men love — hunting, fishing, football, baseball, motorcycles, classic cars, sporting competitions, racing, extreme sports and other outdoor activities — to bring them closer to the heart of God. Wild Fire Weekend for Men has landed on a unique format that helps men align their everyday passions with God’s eternal purpose. We are here to take on the everyday challenges that men face - a godless culture, fatherlessness, broken relationships, and the lack of male leadership in the Church. We address these challenges during our conferences and workshops. POSITION TYPES Internships NOTES NOTES DONâ€™T LET YOUR SEARCH END HERE. Thousands of employers are looking for you. Upload your resume at www.Liberty.edu/Lunetwork HOW TO TURN A JOB FAIR INTO A JOB OFFER Research ALL companies attending. Know leadership, location, mission, products and services. Revise your resume to fit specific company needs from those of interest, one for each company with a general resume for the others. Bring more than enough resumes (more than the companies of interest). Keep a porfolio. Leave your backpack at home. Dress for success. A suit (black, navy, or charcoal gray) is always a safe choice but do your homework and know what the organization wears. Greet everyone with a smile and a handshake. Be ready with your Elevator Pitch. Go first to companies that you’re not as interested in...you might be surprised AND it’s great practice! Speak clearly and concisely and always end on a positive note. Be prepared with questions for the employer. Make sure to get employers’ business cards. Send THANK YOU NOTES to each of the employers within 2 days. Follow up specifically with employers of interest within 2 days, and as often as necessary afterwards.