The Communication Career Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
Gain career advice and network with some of the nation's leading communication professionals. Sign up for small group mentoring sessions with public affairs specialists, media producers, journalists, health communicators, marketers, and more!
Meet the 2023 Mentors:
You can find the 2023 Mentoring Schedule on the Registration Page.
Room 1 (JC ROOM A): Media Production
Rob Hargreaves, Business Operations and Strategy-Discovery Communications
Laura Wainman, Digital Director= WUSA-TV (WUSA9)
Room 2 (JC ROOM B): Journalism
Marcella Robertson, Anchor/Reporter-WUSA9
Andrea Cambron, Supervising Producer/Editor-CNN
Jack Speer, News Anchor-NPR
Room 3 (JC ROOM C): Public Relations
Tatiana Peralta, Communications Manager-National Crime Prevention Council
Susan Roth, President & CEO-Roth PR
Todd Irons, Sage Communications
Room 4 (JC ROOM D): Crisis Communications
Jereon Brown, Senior Communications Advisor, Office of Communications, FDIC & Former Deputy Asst. Secretary of Public Affairs at HUD; involved in managing comms for Silicon Valley Bank Crisis, HUD hurricanes/tornados
Dan Foster, Senior Vice President, Counterpoint Strategies
Susana Castillo, Communications Director for the Government of the District of Columbia at Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
Room 5 (JC ROOM E): Political Communications
Ariel Brown, Chief of Staff for Public Affairs-Capital One
Matt Williams, Senior Vice President-Precision Strategies
Tom Sherwood, Political Analyst WAMU 88.5 FM Politics Hour: WAMU Radio: Tom Sherwood (Guest Host)
Room 6 (JC ROOM F): Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile That Will Get You Noticed
Mike Atkinson, PR Account Director-Sage Communications
According to LinkedIn, 61 million people use the platform to search for jobs weekly, and eight people are hired every minute on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is one of the most effective tools for establishing connections with peers and colleagues in your field. These connections will prove invaluable when progressing through a career, whether for job seeking or as professional paths cross over time. In this session, Mike Atkinson, Account Director at Sage Communications, will share how to build a professional profile, best practices for standing out on the platform, and ways to increase the chance of a connection request getting accepted and growing your network.
Room 7 (JC ROOM G): Workshop: Resumes & Rockstars: Jumpstart Your Communications Career
Meredith Mirrington, Managing Director-PR Talent
We all know that a well written and formatted resume is your ticket for entrance into any potential employer. But, what does good look like when it comes to summarizing your career experience when you are just getting started on your career journey? Join PR Talent Managing Director, Meredith Mirrington, to learn how to best cross your t’s and dot your i’s on your early career resume. Plus, come with questions about how to approach your job search and what’s happening across the communications industry for young practitioners.
October 09, 2023