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Career Day

 

 

Monday, March 5th, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm

13th Ontario Association of Broadcasters’ Career Day

Career Day is open to students currently enrolled in broadcasting or broadcasting related programs at post secondary schools in Ontario.  Registration is free, but on a first-come first-serve basis. Space is limited.  Student registrations will only be accepted via email from Educators.

Students will have a chance to ask questions and network with experts all afternoon at the roundtable discussions, which continue to be the most dynamic part of Career Day.  This event provides a one of a kind opportunity for soon-to-be-graduating students to speak candidly with experienced broadcasters. Broadcasters provide students first hand information on all aspects of the business in today’s marketplace.  Many of our broadcasters, who volunteer their time have found this day to be fulfilling and informative.  It provides them with students’ perspective on our ever-changing industry.

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters invites educators from all Ontario broadcasting schools to submit their nominations for the Michael Monty Scholarship Award.  Nominees will be judged on strong academic marks and on their efforts to make a difference by getting involved in extracurricular activities, like volunteering with student groups or organizations (i.e. campus radio or television stations, student unions, sports teams, local charities).  Nominations can be submitted online at http://oab.ca/events/career-day/oab-michael-monty-scholarship/.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

To register students, for sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a host at our next Career Day, contact Val Skivington at memberservices@oab.ca.  

 

more about Career Day

The roundtable discussions continue to be the most dynamic part of Career Day and includes broadcasters from all areas of radio and television. They provide a one of a kind opportunity for soon-to-be-graduating students to speak candidly with experienced broadcasters in all areas of the business. They give students first hand information on all aspects of broadcasting in today’s marketplace. Many of our broadcasters, who volunteer their time, return year after year. They’ve found this day to be fulfilling and informative, as it provides them with students’ perspective on our ever-changing industry. For more information, please contact Val Skivington at 905-554-2730 or memberservices [at] oab [dot] ca.  

OAB Education Liaison Committee is ~

  • Neil Mathur, Committee Chair & Professor, Radio Broadcasting, Humber School of Media Studies
  • Mora Austin, Vice President, Larche Communications
  • Lisa Bowditch, Director, Media Operations & Infrastructure, Rogers Broadcasting
  • Doug Caldwell, President, Bayshore Broadcasting
  • Ron Dann, President, Blackburn Radio
  • Andrew Forsyth, Broadcast Consultant
  • Peter McKeown, National Format Director, Rogers Media
  • Chris Sisam, Vice President, Corus Radio East
  • Paul Thomas, Program Director & Music Director, The New Classical FM

how to take part

Career Day is open to students currently enrolled in broadcasting or broadcasting related programs at post secondary schools in Ontario. Registration is free, but on a first-come first-serve basis. Student registrations will only be accepted via email from Educators. To register students, sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a host at our next Career Day, contact Val Skivington at the OAB, 905.554.2730 or memberservices [at] oab [dot] ca. Students interested in attending Career Day should contact their professors. Professors and coordinators are asked to email a list of students who would like to attend to memberservices [at] oab [dot] ca. Space is limited and only confirmed names received via email will be allowed entry.

about career day

In 2006, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters created an event designed to give back to broadcasting students from all over Ontario, and over the years this has become the must-attend event of the year for students. Each year Ontario College and University broadcast students are invited to meet industry representatives from Radio and Television. Broadcasters volunteer their time to speak candidly with soon-to-be graduating students about the industry and their field of expertise. Many return year after year to assist in this worthwhile event. At Career Day each year the OAB also presents the Michael Monty Scholarship Award to a lucky student, who’s not only strong academically but also gives back to their school and community by volunteering. The continued success of this event is due to the many broadcasters and educators who volunteer their time to participate, without whom, this event would simply not be possible. Thank you to everyone who has assisted us each year.