“Leveraging Up!” workshop opportunity for students to meet, network with industry professionals
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University will host an entertainment diversity career conference and symposium Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1:30 until 5 p.m. in The Forum, located in the Floyd Payne Campus Center.
The conference will bring entertainment industry leaders and professionals to the University and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities in order to expose a diverse group of students to the industry while closing the gap between students and recruiters. Stacy Milner, Founder of Leveraging UP’s Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program will bring some of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communication companies to the University.
Companies scheduled to be in attendance include DreamWorks Animation SKG, NBC Universal, The Golf Channel, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and others.
According to organizers, this is an exceptional opportunity for students to meet and network with industry professionals. For students who desire to work in one of the many areas of the entertainment industry or who want to explore the possibilities that the entertainment industry offers, this conference is a must attend.
Students from all majors and backgrounds are invited to participate. Industry leaders are seeking students from business, mass communications, engineering, technology, music, history, architecture, computer science, and art as well as other academic majors and disciplines. The conference is for both undergraduates and graduate students.
The conference is free and open to students, and should register at www.tnstate.edu/careers. For more information, contact the TSU Career Development Center at 615.963.7527.
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