The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism hosted its Internship and Career Fair on April 5, in the Greenspun lobby. The fair was open to any UNLV student who expresses interest in a concentration area of the journalism and media studies department.
The career fair was an opportunity for students to make connections with employers they can reconnect with in the future. While some students aim to attend the fair to find internships that can help more imminently fill degree internship requirements, other students also use this chance to scope out potential prospective employers.
Employer representatives were present to represent each area of concentration within this major in the Greenspun school. For Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) students, these include Audio and Podcasting; Creative Media Production; Digital and Social Media; Journalism; Media Studies; Public Relations and Advertising; Sports Media; Visual Production.
Representing print and digital news outlets, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Desert Companion Magazine met with students interested directly in working with news production or written and auditory storytelling in the region.
For students interested in video broadcasting or television production there were eight available stations with which to meet during the fair. These options range to provide insight to students about the stations and options available to them now, as well as after they graduate.
UNLV-TV was one of the broadcast organizations with which students could meet and learn to get involved. There were also representatives from stations like Vegas PBS, KTNV 13 Action News and the Las Vegas Review-Journal Digital Team.
The concentration area of broadcast and podcast journalism also showed students both on-campus experience opportunities and beyond. KUNV Radio, which represents UNLV’s radio stations, met with interested students. For students looking to expand their careers off campus some of the representatives included those from Nevada Public Radio and Sticky Paws Productions.
Next, some of the concentration categories were grouped with a list of 13 organizations representing jobs in digital media, social media and public relations. This group included Rebel Media Group, the social media agency housed within UNLV, presenting the career opportunities they offer alongside others in public or digital relations.
These groups aimed to connect with students who have an interest in media relations and can help work to represent a variety of organizations to the public. Some of these organizations included Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, the Regional Transportation Commission, Brooklyn Bowl and the Love Yourself Foundation.
The final concentration area represented in the internship fair was sports media. UNLV Athletics was represented alongside organizations like the Vegas Golden Knights, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Foley Entertainment Group. Students interested in sports media were able to meet with representatives from a variety of sports organizations both on and off campus in order to find the opportunities that best align with their interests or goals.
The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism career fair brings together employers from these areas of focus in the major and brings them together on-campus for students to experience their advice and open themselves to the opportunities the field has to offer. Whether students are enrolled in the college or are otherwise interested in one of these areas, this fair is a connection point between students at UNLV and the journalism industry in Southern Nevada.