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Career Day

Career Day has gone virtual!
Join the OAB for Career Day 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:00pm-5:00pm
Career Day 2021 will feature five panels:
TV News & Sports
Production & Creative
News – Radio & Digital
Sales, Promotions & Marketing
On-Air & Programming
Panelists will discuss their fields, an average day (if there is one!), what skills are required and who stands out to employers. Continuing the longstanding tradition of connecting students to experienced professionals, students will be able to direct questions to panelists during the virtual Career Day event.
Due to the nature of a virtual event, Career Day 2021 will be open at no charge only to students from member schools. If you are interested in your school becoming a member, please contact memberservices@oab.ca. OAB Educational Memberships are $100 + HST.
To register OAB member school students and faculty please use your school email to register using the link below.
Emails will be verified, approved and then sent a link to participate.
Participation is limited, only students in their last year are invited.
A recording will be made available to member schools after the event.
Students and faculty are invited to send in questions in advance for Career Day, HERE
Career Day sponsors have enabled the OAB to continue hold this event each year at no cost to individual students. Thank you to each of our sponsors:  Corus Entertainment; Central Ontario Broadcasting, Quinte Broadcasting, Starboard Communications, Torres Media.
The Ontario Association of Broadcasters’ Education Liaison Committee is: Gina Lorentz (Chair), Jody Brooker, Doug Caldwell, Wendy Gray, Ward Smith and Paul Thomas.

2020 Photos, courtesy of Seneca Media, here.

more about 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 https://oab.ca/events/career-day/oab-michael-monty-scholarship/.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 21st, 2020.

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


OAB Education Liaison Committee is ~

  • Gina Lorentz, Committee Chair & Professor, Broadcast Journalism, Fanshawe College
  • Jody Brooker, Sales Manager, Quinte Broadcasting
  • Doug Caldwell, President, Bayshore Broadcasting
  • Wendy Gray,  Regional Cluster Manager, Ontario South & Director of News, Vista Radio Ltd
  • Ward Smith, Senior Vice President, Global News
  • 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.