The annual EPA convention will once again be hosted in Orlando, from April 4-6, 2018. For more information on the conference, view the official site.
Each EPA session is designed to offer helpful new insights on media trends, and a highlight of the event will be a candid panel discussion of how the #MeToo movement has affected the evangelical church (particularly for minority groups). Check the online schedule for details.
EPA and ACCM are steadily developing ideas for convention sessions that will equip students for careers in journalism of all kinds — Christian or otherwise.
Here are two student roundtables to bookmark:
CAREER PREP ROUNDTABLE FOR EDITORS AND STAFFERS
This guided discussion will bring editors and staffers’ stories to the table asking how they’ve prepped, what scares them, what thrills them, what they still need to know and do. They’ll bring not just questions and concerns, but also dreams and ideas. The give-and-take will give them a new vision and more confidence to go after career choices.
MOCK JOB INTERVIEW SESSION
This is intended as pre-registration only.
Students must send in a resume and cover letter in advance so the interviewer(s) will be able to provide feedback on the documents. Students should also show up in business formal attire. Then they’ll be analyzed for Q&A in the interview: how they approached, sat down, made eye contact, answered questions, and asked questions. Students need the harsh truth about what they’re doing wrong and they need to hear it from someone other than those they are familiar with. For the mock job interview session, we might need help from advisers to step in and do critiques.
Send the resume and cover letter as attached messages to Manny Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copy Michael Longinow: email@example.com.
Put ACCM Mock Job Session In the subject line.
Both these sessions will be led by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Manny Garcia. Manny’s a regional director for USA Today and the Gannett Media Company in the Southeast and Eastern parts of the U.S. He’s been a guest speaker and mentor for students across the country at schools as varied as Palm Beach Atlantic, Biola University and Arizona State University. He knows what students need to get that launch into a successful career.