8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Open

 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

BCBC '17 Welcome

Morning Refreshments sponsored by Jacobs Media/jacAPPS

 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Networking Break

 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Speed Networking Session 1
sponsored by Beasley Media Group

You have five minutes to ask the most important question of your GO! This popular session will allow emerging professionals the opportunity to meet with a variety of Michigan broadcast professionals in a one-on-two “sit down” for five minutes then move to the next mentor on the line. Participants are expected to be prepared with questions for the mentors and be ready for a fast-paced, information-packed networking session. Participating mentors will be added to as they are confirmed. Pre-registration for this session is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Resume Critique

Are you almost ready to begin your broadcasting and media job or internship search? Learn what you need to have prepared and completed BEFORE you start your job search.  Broadcast professionals will critique a few resumes and demos during this session and give out tips on how to best prepare you for your future career.  Learn the most effective ways to build your network base and secure a job once the interview comes along.  If you wait until graduation in May to work on a demo or resume, it will be too late! 

 Submit your resume or demo by October 27 for the opportunity to have it critiqued during the session (Limited Availability). Names on resumes can be kept confidential if desired. Email your resume or demo to with the subject line "Resume/Demo Critique for BCBC" by October 27.


How to Build your Resume and Get Involved Round Tables

You’ll need a resume in the future for college and internships, but where do you begin? Building skills to add to a resume can be challenging.Let our group of young professionals help you out by giving you tips and advice on how to get involved and build your skills!  Learn about the endless opportunities you can easily pursue that will be great resume boosters and will help to get YOU noticed when it’s time to apply for college or an internship!

 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Speed Networking Session 2
sponsored by Beasley Media Group


The Best Broadcasting Jobs you’ve Never Heard of Panel Discussion

We all know about the many on-air positions at broadcasts and media companies, but there are hundreds of behind the scenes positions needed to produce the final product.  From engineering and sales, to traffic and segment producing, each position works like a puzzle piece to create a perfect segment or program. Learn about the different broadcast and media jobs that will be available to you after college from our panel of media professionals.


You Don’t Need Permission

You don’t need someone to create opportunity for you… there are dozens of ways to do it yourself! Jay Kruz presents real life examples of media personalities and behind the scenes staff who didn’t wait for the chance to shine in “You Don’t Need Permission.” Hear the story of how a geek from Michigan became the lead animator for a major national video game.   Find out how a well-known radio voice over artist found a path that others weren’t taking and created a lucrative career. From YouTube stars to internet radio creators, podcasters to producers – Jay will show you why You Don’t Need Permission from anyone to jump start your career.

 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon and Career Fair sponsored by Midwest Communications 

(Professional Head Shots Available sponsored by WNEM-TV)

NEW THIS YEAR! Get your FREE professional head shot picture taken to use when applying to jobs and internships!

 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

How to Create an Award Winning Student Broadcast Awards Entry

The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards deadline is coming up in December, do you know what your entry needs to win?  Watch and listen to past winning entries and learn how to incorporate their winning features in your entries!  Also get a review of this year’s categories and ask your questions about topic ideas and technical concerns.  Fine-tuning your entries now will lead you down the path for success at the awards ceremony in March 2018!


Storytelling Across Platforms

The key to success in our multi-media world is to be able to write something that sells; something that makes the reader, viewer or listener want more.  Content, and how content is written, can make the difference and can either make you or break you.  This workshop will discuss creative writing AND news writing as it pertains to multi-media content and will include hands-on group exercises to make you a more effective, successful writer. 


Student Advisory Committee Meeting

 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


sponsored by Midwest Communications 

Mara MacDonald, Reporter at WDIV-TV (Detroit)