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Road to Communication and Media Kickoff Event

Monday, February 27, 2017 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall

Attention all first-year and sophomore students:

Are you the type of person who is very creative, or has a knack for analyzing, problem solving and thinking quickly on your feet? Do your friends describe you as innovative? If so, it sounds like you have what it takes to have a promising career in the field of Communication and Media! In order to break into these careers, it’s not just what you know, but often who you know!

Join us at this kick-off event and learn about University Career Services’ newest high-impact mentoring program: Road to Communication and Media (RTCM)! Learn how to become an insider in the competitive world of communication and media where opportunities exist in diverse areas including:

• Media Production • Digital Marketing (Social Media) • Content Creation and Editing • Public and Corporate Relations • Web and Graphic Design • Media and Advertising Sales

Opportunities to meet alumni, learn more about the program, and enjoy light refreshments will be available.

Get industry specific insider tips and advice from:

Alfred Edmond Jr- SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large, Black Enterprise and Co-Founder, Grown Zone Relationship Education

Jim Rhodes- Deputy County Administrator for Camden County

Calvin Schwartz- Writer/Producer (TV/Radio), NJ Discover

Gloria Vanderham- Global Head of Social/Digital Media, Novartis Oncology

Curious to see who else will be on our esteemed panel? Register now to ensure your spot!!

About the Road to Communication and Media (RTCM) Program: Modeled after our successful Road to Wall Street program–where 96% of participants who graduated in 2015 obtained post-graduation employment success–this multi-year program is designed to helps students explore the field while connecting with alumni who can help you learn the tricks to breaking into the industry.

Three-tiered Program: • First Year Focus (Exploration): Students participate in a variety of exploration events and resources to learn about the various facets of the field. Participation counts towards admission into the competitive mentoring program. • Second Year Focus (Mentoring): Approximately 50 students will be selected to participate in the competitive mentoring program where they will be paired with a Rutgers alumni working within the field. Participation in first-year exploration programs provide extra admissions points to the mentoring program. Alumni mentors provide instruction and contacts necessary to help students maximize their ability to break into the field. • Third Year Focus (Program Ambassadors): Students who have successfully completed the first two years of the program will have a unique opportunity to serve as paid student program ambassadors. The Ambassadors will assist in marketing the program to first-year and sophomore students while providing program planning and career development assistance for participants.

Registration Information:
This program requires preregistration. To register:

  1. Login to your CareerKnight account
  2. Select "Events, Workshops & Contests" on the left menu bar
  3. Select "Workshops" in the secondary gray bar
  4. You can use the keyword search field to search through the various programs in the system to locate this event


RSVP No-Show Policy:


Participants are considered "no-shows" when they fail to cancel their RSVPs through CareerKnight with sufficient notice (within 24 hours of the program). Failure to attend events for which students have submitted RSVPs will result in a suspension of all CareerKnight privileges, including On-Campus Interviews and job postings. In case of inclement weather, please check www.rutgers.edu to determine the University's operating status. We will follow all closings and delays.

Why we need a no-show/cancellation policy for events: Please note that when participants no-show for events that require an RSVP, it is unfair to potential participants who wanted to attend but couldn't due to a possible waitlist. In addition, for some events (not all) we have employers and organizers who participate and they are giving their time to assist RU students/alumni. Thus, having no-shows for RSVP events not only reflects negatively on you, but on Rutgers University as well. Moreover, such lapses of etiquette are generally not tolerated in business and civic settings.

For additional information: Contact University Career Services at careerservices@echo.rutgers.edu