(Fairfax, VA - October 8) -- Mason students will have the opportunity to engage with some of the nation's leading communication professionals during a special career forum on October 28. #AllThingsSocial, the fourth annual communication department symposium, will examine social media and integrated digital communication as a global phenomenon and opportunity for today’s graduates.
Aaron Sherinian, the United Nation Foundation’s vice president for communications and public relations, will present the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion by professionals in news, public relations, corporate communication, nonprofits and government. The agenda concludes with a speed mentoring session, during which panelists will rotate among smaller groups of students to answer questions. The panelists include:
- Andrew Bleeker, global digital practice director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
- Angie Goff, WRC-TV-4 news anchor, reporter and GMU alumna
- Lauren Green, social media manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Jill Moss, new media development Democracy Fellow, USAID
- Lindsey Spindle, chief communications & brand officer, Share our Strength
The event is sponsored by the Insight Committee, a volunteer advisory board to the communication department comprised of experienced leaders in professional communication. The group, chaired by Tom Hoog, vice chair, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, annually sponsors an on-campus event to provide students access to and advice by leading professionals.
Symposium coordinator and Northrop Grumman’s Media Relations Director Mark Root said the forum will help students learn how to prepare to be meaningful players in a global, digital world. "Today’s social-mediated environment expands the communication job market well beyond local and national borders into global opportunities,” he said.
The forum is free to all Mason students and will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dewberry Hall of the Johnson Center.
October 22, 2014