‘All About Film’ and More at #BCBC19

Online Registration will Close on October 24

Are you the future of the broadcast industry
? Then make sure you are at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference on November 8! This is your chance to connect with professionals from all across Michigan’s broadcast industry. #BCBC19 is where you need to be if you are looking to land that dream j-o-b. So don’t hesitate. Register online before October 24 to secure your spot. Although registration will be available at the door, meals will not be guaranteed. Space is limited. Register today!

Each year BCBC connects broadcasting students from across Michigan with the state top industry leaders in radio and television. #BCBC19 will take place Friday, November 8, at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. Learn more and register to attend at MyBCBC.com.

Until then, check out some of this year’s exciting “All About Film” learning opportunities …

 

Finding Your Way into the Corporate, Commercial or Feature Film Industry, a Primer 

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on a film set? This session will be packed with information that will help you get into the film and video industry and walk onto sets feeling strong! Industry professional and co-founder of the Michigan Production Alliance Mark Adler provides an overview of what you can expect and what is expected of YOU! On the set of corporate projects, commercials or feature films.

Power of Video Storytelling in Marketing Campaigns

In 2018, one-third of all online user time was spent watching video. The world of online video is rapidly pivoting to reach constituents, audiences, customers, and donors. It takes skill and effort to tell a compelling story online, and we are busy producing and being consumed with a variety of media to narrow in on a well-refined content strategy. In this presentation, award-winning digital storyteller Justin Wedes will give you the technical tips and tricks to effective video storytelling — one of the most effective marketing tools in 2019. He’ll cover a range of thought-provoking questions: Why is video the most effective way to reach people, and inspire action, online? How can I use a unique storytelling video to communicate a mission or vision? What are the basic steps of a video marketing campaign? and How do I make stunning, effective videos without breaking the bank?

Top 10 Tips for Better Filmmaking

Focusing on various methods designed to enhance your video production skills, this workshop is aimed at making your videos outshine the rest. Join seasoned filmmaker and digital marketer, Steve Julin as he shares his top ten tips for shooting better video and telling better stories. This session will cover creative camera techniques, capturing audio, lighting techniques and general filmmaking tips that will improve your skills on the next video you shoot.



Discover the Power of Sales, Marketing & Promotions at #BCBC19

Are you the future of the broadcast industry? Then make sure you are at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference on November 8! This is your chance to connect with professionals from all across Michigan’s broadcast industry. #BCBC19 is where you need to be if you are looking to land that dream j-o-b. So don’t hesitate. Space is limited. Register today!

Each year BCBC connects broadcasting students from across Michigan with the state top industry leaders in radio and television. #BCBC19 will take place Friday, November 8, at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. Learn more and register to attend at MyBCBC.com.

Until then, check out some of this year’s exciting opportunities to discover the power of sales, marketing and promotions …

Sales is your gateway into the Media Industry

Selling means connecting your products and services to meet the needs of your customer. When selling media, what are your products? There are more than you think…there’s more to media than commercial spots! In this session you’ll learn about the exciting products in today’s media marketplace, practice conducting a Client Needs Analysis, and discover how a position in sales just may be your steppingstone into the industry.

Content Marketing to the Right Audience

Learn how to effectively market a product or service to fulfill your client’s needs. Go through the process with an actual client case: identify the target audience, choose the proper delivery mediums, and create and customize effective messaging. With today’s savvy audience, traditional messaging just won’t cut it! So learn how to create consumable content with your message. Led by an award-winning, 18-year veteran of local TV and movies, take a creative journey and get a taste of the world of marketing.


All About Promotions

You’ve heard about one…and you’ve probably stopped by one. A radio road crew event is more than just a chance for listeners to win a prize or be on the radio. Hosting a radio event at a business is a time-tested strategy to give key clients a significant ROI and help to spread the word about an important event/promotion/sale for that brand. Learn how radio promotions teams collaborate with multiple departments to create and execute creative solutions for their clients all while having fun, promoting their brand, and gaining their clients’ trust.



BCBC Connects Students With the PROs

Are you the future of the broadcast industry? Then get yourself to the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference now! It’s hype. It’s straight fire. It’s where you need to be if you are looking to land that dream j-o-b. So don’t hesitate. Space is limited. Register today!

Each year BCBC connects broadcasting students from across Michigan with the state top industry leaders in radio and television. #BCBC19 will take place Friday, November 8, at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. Learn more and register to attend at MyBCBC.com.

Until then, check out some of this year’s exciting opportunities to “Connect with the PROs …”

All About Sports Broadcasting

On-Air sports broadcasting and professional play-by-play positions are one of the most sought-after careers for students, but sometimes those coveted roles can be few and far between. A panel of sports broadcasting professionals will share their insights on how you can start now to ensure your spot in the industry and give important tips on networking and internships. They’ll also discuss the business side of sports media and share why you should become an expert in all things sports related right now.

The Secrets News Directors Want You to Know

If getting the attention of a News Director isn’t enough, navigating the interview and follow up process can be even more complicated. What experience should I highlight? Do I really need to wear a suit? Should I wait to hear something or follow up right away? This panel discussion will focus on what News Directors expect through the interview process and help to set realistic expectations for new professionals. You’ll also learn about some latest trends in news and digital, and get a behind-the-scenes look at day-to-day newsroom life.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 

Are you ready to begin your broadcasting and media career or internship search? Could your resume use some help? What you decide to put in your resume matters. Learn to make the most of your first impression tools by discovering what potential employers are looking to learn about you from your resume. During this session, broadcast professionals will critique resumes, give tips on how to best prepare for your career search, and provide tips on how to pass an interview successfully. Learn the most effective ways to build your professional network base to advance your career. If you wait until graduation in May to work on a resume it may be too late!

Speed Networking (Pre-Registration Required)

From high-level managers to on-air talent, 20 industry professionals want to meet you. You have five minutes to ask the most important question of your career … GO! This popular session allows emerging professionals a unique opportunity to meet with Michigan broadcast professionals in a personal, one-on-one style setting. Come prepared with great questions and ready to make a good impression.



Future Broadcasters Engage with Professionals at #BCBC18

The MAB Foundation hosted its annual Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at Lansing Community College’s West Campus on November 16. More than 160 high school and college students participated this year! Over 65 professionals were on hand to engage the future broadcasters with session presentations, sharing their expertise as speed-networking mentors and hosting career fair booths.

Students were able to learn and network during sessions and the future of the broadcasting industry looks bright with these students making their way into the professional field. A big thanks to all of the sponsors, contributors, speakers and everyone who participated to make this event such a wonderful success!

Click here to see more pictures from this year’s event and
mark your calendars for #BCBC19 on November 8. 




Get On Track for Your Broadcasting Career at BCBC ’18


So, you already have a master plan to work in broadcasting when you “grow up,” but you might not know HOW to get the ball rolling on this master plan. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
Step 1: Get involved in your school’s broadcasting program. Check!
Step 2: Attend BCBC ’18. Register Today!
Step 3: Participate in the Professional Development Track of sessions at BCBC ’18. You’re welcome!
You need to do the work now to ensure you have a job or internship next summer!  Sessions in the Professional Development Track at BCBC will give you crucial tips on what to do now to ensure your future success. Here’s what’s being offered for professional development:
Resume & Cover Letter Workshop | 9:45-10:45 a.m.
What you decide to put on your website and in your resume matters. Learn to make the most of your first impression tools by discovering what potential employers are looking to learn about you from your resume and cover letter.
Speed Networking| 11 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1:30-2:30 p.m.
(pre-registration required)
You have five minutes to ask the most important question of your career … GO! This popular session allows emerging professionals a unique opportunity to meet with Michigan broadcast professionals in a personal, one-on-one style setting. Come prepared with great questions and ready to make a good impression.
Media Career Fair | 12-1:30 p.m.
Meet with over 20 broadcast and media companies hiring for jobs or internships. Bring several copies of your resume and dress to impress!
Professional Head Shots | 12-1:30 p.m.
(18+ only, pre-registration required)
Get your picture taken by a professional photographer-trust us, you’ll need this. We’ll send you a link to download your touched up image after the event.
Young Professional Round Tables | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how to break into the Broadcasting Industry? Now is your chance to sit down with recently graduated students in a small group setting. Pick their brain, find out what techniques were successful for them and learn skills from their experiences.



Coming Soon: Fall Career Fairs!

Attention Stations and Companies: Fall is right around the corner!

Secure your booth TODAY at one of the MAB Foundation’s Fall 2017 Career & Networking Fairs. Meet with students and young professionals from across the state!

  • October 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Western Michigan University’s Brown Hall.
  • October 19, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Central Michigan University’s Bovee University Center
  • October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Specs Howard School of Media Arts’s Southfield location.

Click here to sign up.




Future and Current Broadcasters Mixed and Mingled at BCBC

bcbc_300Thanks to all of the MABF’s professional volunteers, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) 2016 was a huge success! Eager students met with professionals during the daylong event, held November 18, to learn all about the broadcasting industry.

With 154 participants, the BCBC created an environment where students could learn, network and further develop their broadcasting skills. The students attended educational sessions to learn all about marketing, writing, resume building, interviewing and more throughout the day. A highlight from the day was when our presenter Jay Kruz, WREW-FM (Cincinnati), shared some unique “Marketing YOU” tips with the students, including a suggestion to send their resume to an office along with a pizza or treat. So, don’t be surprised if you get a piping hot pizza pie delivered along with a resume from your future employee!

Will Tieman

Will Tieman

Another highlight was the speech by our keynote speaker, Will Tieman, MSU Men’s Basketball Play-by-Play and Football Broadcasting Host. Will spoke to the students about his experiences in the broadcasting industry and his love for the job.

Will gave one of the best keynote speeches the BCBC has seen, and it was proven by how engaged and interested the student audience was. It was so exciting for the students to have Will at the conference and he really made the students feel special by answering questions, signing autographs and taking pictures with them.

The day was capped off with several giveaways to a few lucky students.

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2016-2017 Student Advisory Committee

The 2016-2017 Student Advisory Committee also met at the BCBC for the first time and brainstormed several great ideas and suggestions for future MABF events and student outreach. The meeting was very productive and we look forward to hearing more from this group of students and getting them more heavily involved with the MABF in the near future.

Please contact Alisha Clack ([email protected]) if you are interested in getting involved in future MABF programs like the BCBC!




Network and Meet Eager Students at the BCBC Career Fair!

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What is BCBC?

bcbc-102416The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) offers informational sessions and excellent networking opportunities that students will not find anywhere else; with hands-on training that will leave them with practical skills they can put to work immediately.

Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI (map)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Career Fair 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
The Career Fair at BCBC is a fundraising effort of the MABF to meet our mission of educating Michigan’s youth and helping our members reach out to a diverse group individuals interested in broadcasting. Find your next best employee or intern at BCBC! There’s still time to participate in the BCBC Career Fair on November 18.

By participating in these fall career fairs…

  • YOU can meet with young, enthusiastic students.
  • YOU can earn necessary EEO credits for your station.
  • YOU can promote your station to a young, hip market.
  • YOU can gather different views, ideas and opinions from a young key demographic.
  • YOU can hire the best of the best for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • YOU can make a student’s dream come true!

Cost per booth is $275
Contact Rachel, [email protected] for details.

“The HOMTV Internship Program is a very specific program for those who are looking for hands-on training to help jump start their careers in the television and communications industry. When we attend a MABF career fair, we know we will recruit the right people with a passion for broadcast.”

-Brandie Yates
Internship Coordinator, Producer, Host
HOMTV, Meridian Township

Go to www.mybcbc.com to register and view the full BCBC schedule.  Space is limited, so sign-up to reserve your spot now!

Questions on registering?  Contact Alisha or Rachel at [email protected].




Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016!

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The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference.

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 until November 4! ($35 thereafter)

BCBC 2016 will feature new informative sessions on technology, as well as classic favorites such as Speed Networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

Current Schedule

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Registration Open

9 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.  Opening Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Networking Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  How to Film with an iPhone
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Marketing YOU!

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Storytelling on Different Platforms
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The WRITE Way
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*New for 2016: Students will be speed networking with a partner!

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, [email protected] or 517-484-7444.




Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

bcbc16-web-header
Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference.

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8:00am-4:00pm
Early registration is only $20 until November 4! ($35 after November 4)

BCBC 2016 will feature new informative sessions on technology, as well as classic favorites such as Speed Networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

Current Schedule

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

9:00am – 9:30am Opening Session

9:30am – 9:45am Networking Break

9:45am – 10:45am UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45am – 10:45am How to Film with an iPhone
9:45am – 10:45am Marketing YOU!

10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break

11:00am – 12:00pm UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11:00am – 12:00pm Storytelling on Different Platforms
11:00am – 12:00pm Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30pm – 2:30pm The WRITE Way
1:30pm – 2:30pm Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:30pm Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*This year’s Speed Networking sessions will feature two students talking to each mentor.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, [email protected] or 517-484-7444.