2018 Media MAYhem

Media MAYhem

Join us throughout May to launch into your creative career!  Media MAYhem offers events for students interested in the arts and media fields, featuring career Q&A with industry professionals, workshops on key career skills, and opportunities to get involved. 

Events are open to all UCSB students.  Dates and times are subject to change.  Media MAYhem is brought to you by UCSB Career Services, KCSB 91.9 FM, and Associated Students, in collaboration with many campus programs.

2018Media MAYhem CHALLENGE

*** The top FIVE (5) students who attend the most Media MAYhem events (as advertised below) win a private mentorship meeting with a Media MAYhem speaker of their choice, pending availability.  We'll even throw in a $15 Starbucks Gift Card to ensure that the conversation is well-caffeinated! ***

 
 
Questions About Events? 

Contact Eric Wilder, Career Counselor & Coordinator
Looking for last year's event lineup?  Click here.

Entrepreneurial Art

WORKSHOP: WEDDING & EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY (AS MEDIA CENTER)

Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Presenter: Alex Gonzalez

Swing by the Associated Students Media Center on Wednesdays in Spring Quarter for a series of media skills building workshops!  From gear to camera settings, Alex will share his experiences working with people to photograph signature events including weddings, grad shoots, and more.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 

 

CONFERENCE: 8TH ANNUAL ART CAREER DAY CONFERENCE (ART WITHOUT LIMITS)

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Santa Barbara City College, West Campus-Fe Bland Forum
 

          

Panelists: George Pendergast (Drummer from Dishwalla), Clare Carey (TV and Movie Actor), Roger Durling (SB International Film Festival), Peter Emmerich (Disney Animator), David DePasquale (Dreamworks), Jordon Koch (Nickelodian Animator), Geoff Green (Keynote Speaker), Ted Mills (Award Winning Filmmaker), and more! 

Learn how creatives pursue careers in fine art, music, graphic design, writing, photography, film, media, performing arts, fashion, and more!  Raffle prizes, guest speakers, live entertainment, round table talks, professional tips and advice, and free lunch!  FREE for teens and young adults ages 13-25 ($25 suggested donation for over 25 years old).  Register early at http://www.awolsb.org/acdc/  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu 

 

CAREER Q&A: FREELANCE BUSINESS

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109

 

Panelist: Juan Pinnel
Job: Independent Filmmaker and Photographer

I am a Los Angeles and Santa Barbara based Photographer and Filmmaker with a BA in Media Studies and trained Director of Photography at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and New York Film Academy in Manhattan. For over 15 years, I have worked as Director of Photography, Cameraman and Director for film, advertising and television in Argentina, Latin America and United States. Institutions such as Cinematheque Française in Paris or Centro Cultural San Martin in Buenos Aires, amongst others have exhibited my work, both in Europe and South America.  In 2015, I moved to Southern California, where I work as an independent photographer and filmmaker.
 

Panelist: DJ Darla Bea
Job: Independent DJ
Career Advice: "Keep going.  Streamline.  Action Ideas.  Laser Focus.  Build On Knowledge.  Don't Be Afraid To Make Mistakes."

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, I am a Wedding & Event DJ and have WON "Best Event DJ in Santa Barbara" two years in a row 2016 & 2017. I graduated UCSB with a BA in History of Art & Architecture and attended UCSB Extension, where I received my certification in Public Relations, Social Media Marketing and Visual Communications/Graphic Design. As a local DJ for over 10 years, I serve as the resident DJ for the SB International Film Festival, Biltmore Hotel, Goodland Hotel, Canary Hotel, and Bobcat Room, and I host a weekly Radio Show on KCSB-FM 91.9 (since 2008).  I'll be DJ'ing at the All Gaucho Reunion Kick Off party on April 26th and you can learn more about me in my UCSB Alumni Spotlight!

Moderator: Chelsea Lyon
Job: Art Director, UCSB Associated Students
Career Advice: "Learn your strengths and stay curious"
 
I’m the Art Director for Associated Students, and before that I worked as a graphic designer for the Santa Barbara Independent after getting my bachelors in Graphic Communication at Cal Poly SLO. I really enjoy working with students in their creative endeavors, teaching design workshops, and I’m always excited to learn something new.

 

 

WORKSHOP: VIDEO EDITING (AS MEDIA CENTER)

Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Presenter: Erica Schweitzer

Swing by the Associated Students Media Center on Wednesdays in Spring Quarter for a series of media skills building workshops!  This workshop will give an overview of Adobe Premiere software, and the basic principles of video editing.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu  

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WORKSHOP: READY, SET, BRAND!  HOW TO ADVERTISE YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS TO EMPLOYERS & CLIENTS

Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

Presenter: Eric Wilder
Job: Career Counselor & Coordinator for Arts and Media, UCSB Career Services
Career Advice: "Adapt to the circumstances around you"

All month long, Media MAYhem is bringing you career options in arts and media.  Now is the time to learn how to sell your skills!  Building on my professional experience in the field of cartographic design and a passion for helping students map out their careers within creative fields, I am excited to share the most essential tips to success as a creative.  Stop by my workshop for the do’s and don’ts of artistic resumes, personal websites, online portfolios, video reels, and key platforms to advertise your work.  Learn from the pitfalls and triumphs of professionals who are in the field, before you get started on your own creative endeavors. 

 
 

CAREER Q&A: AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL GIACCHINO (DEPT. OF MUSIC)

Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

 * HIGHLY recommended to reserve tickets in advance *
 

Panelist: Michael Giacchino
Job: Film Composer

Multi-award-winning composer Michael Giacchino will present a talk and Q&A session on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Admission is free with reservation.  Composer Michael Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including Inside Out, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Zootopia, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which marked the first score to be composed for a Star Wars film following John Williams. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 
 
 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETING: GAUCHO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Time: 8:00pm
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Attend a weekly meeting with Gaucho Photography Club!  Club meetings are open to all students (owning a camera is recommended but not required).  After attending 3 meetings, dues will be required to continue to receive updates about workshops, photoshoots, and equipment access. Dues are $10 per quarter.  Visit the club Facebook Group for complete information.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 
 
 

ART EXHIBITION: THE ARTISTS OF UCSB (ART WITHOUT LIMITS)

Date: May 3 - June 3
Time: See Open Hours
Location: Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery (Downtown SB)

 

In conjunction with UCSB and the alumni All Gaucho Reunion, Sullivan Goss is pleased to host an exhibition for artist alums of UCSB. The exhibition will include a diverse group of artists spanning nearly 40 years, each of whom has made waves in the art world since their time at UCSB.  Alumni artist’s included in this exhibition: Tony Askew, Phoebe Brunner, Patricia Chidlaw, Bruce Cohen, Larry Cohen, Mary Heebner, Julika Lackner, John Nava, Tom Pazderka, Rafael Perea, Hank Pitcher, Maria Rendon, Richard Schloss, Nicole Strasburg, Dug Uyesaka. Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 

 
 

WORKSHOP: FUNDRAISING WITH GRANTS (ART WITHOUT LIMITS)

Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: 914 Carpinteria Street, Santa Barbara (Room 914 Located to the Right of Bank Entrance)
 

Presenter: John Hammond
Job: Rabbobank
Career Advice: "Adapt to the circumstances around you"

At the May BizArts, John Hammond will share some of his vast knowledge tracking down and applying for grants.  He will include a brief explanation of basic grant writing.  For the curious, a list of most common mistakes to avoid will be shared.  John Hammond is a career fundraiser and grant writer with decades of experience raising money for a wide range of projects in education, the arts, public humanities, social sciences, community organizations, medical fields, etc.  In the last decade, he has raised tens-of-millions of dollars, worked on over 500 grant applications, and taught graduate level classes at UCSB on grantsmanship.  He is the Director of Development for the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB and  has a PhD in Education.  Space is limited.  Registration required at http://www.awolsb.org (Suggested donation $20).  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu   

 

 

WORKSHOP: PHOTOSHOP BASICS (AS MEDIA CENTER)

Date: Wednesday, May 9
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Presenter: Chelsea Lyon

Swing by the Associated Students Media Center on Wednesdays in Spring Quarter for a series of media skills building workshops!  Learn the basics of Photoshop, including how to use layers, masks, and different selection tools to create surrealistic compositions or just touch up your photos.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 

WORKSHOP: ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: ARTS 1332
 

Presenters: Jerry White, Kyra Bauman '12, and James Kyle '06

Come learn what it takes to apply to a Masters in Architecture program in order to pursue a career as a licensed architect.  As part of your application, you will need to prepare a portfolio that showcases your vision and potential.  Two UCSB alumni from the Architecture & Environment Emphasis will teach you what they did to prepare successful portfolios.  Please RSVP with Savannah Parison in ARTS 1244.  More information found here.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 
 

CAREER FAIR: LAST CHANCE JOB FAIR

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Corwin Pavilion
 

Did you know that over 80% of employers at the Last Chance Job Fair are seeking students who do not have STEM majors?  Get recruited from 35+ companies including PatientPop (marketing), FANDOM (media), EvansHardy+Young, Inc. (marketing/communications), and more! Don’t miss out on the last opportunity of the academic year to connect with employers! The Last Chance Job Fair is a one-day event that hosts organizations seeking ALL MAJORS. Organizations attending this event will have full-time, part-time and internship positions available. UCSB registered students of all majors and class levels are invited to attend as well as recent graduates.  For more information, click here.

 

NETWORKING EVENT: MFA THESIS EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION

Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: UCSB Art, Design, and Architecture Museum

 

Thinking about getting your Master of Fine Arts?  Take a sneak peek at your future career in art by attending the 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition at the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum.  Meet the graduating MFA students from UCSB whose work will be on display as part of their thesis collection, entitled "The Chess Club".  More information found here.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

Image credit: Lucy Holtsnider

 

 

WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO LYNDA.COM (AS MEDIA CENTER)

Date: Ongoing
Time: By appointment
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Presenter: Andy Doerr

Want to learn more about creating media, business organization, and more? Lynda.com provides high quality online courses covering everything from video and sound production to running a meeting as effectively as possible. It’s available for free to all UCSB student employees, faculty, and staff. Contact: media.center@as.ucsb.edu or 805.893.5422.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu  

Entertainment

CONFERENCE: 3RD ANNUAL WOMEN IN MEDIA CONFERENCE

Date: Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
Application Deadline: 4pm Friday, April 27 at SSMS 2433
Time and Location: See Application

Women in Media (WIM) is an organization focused on empowering and educating students interested in women’s roles and issues within the entertainment industry. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of women media-makers as they enter into the professional world.

This conference, composed primarily of seminars, panels, and workshops, features distinguished women from across the entertainment industry. To attend this year's WIM Conference, fill out and turn in our application to the Film and Media Studies Department main office at SSMS 2433. The application fee ($30) includes admission to both days of the conference, catered meals for the entire weekend, and a custom WIM portfolio.  Please direct any questions or concerns to wimucsb@gmail.com, and we hope to see you there!  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu 

 

 

CAREER Q&A: BRANDING IN ENTERTAINMENT

Date: Monday, May 7
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109

 

Panelist: Jacob Tell
Job: CEO & Founder, Oniracom 
Career Advice: "Network in the Santa Barbara community"

My expertise is in positioning premiere entertainment, lifestyle, and consumer brands through high level marketing strategy. With an educational background in film and politics, I seek world changing solutions for positive and creative people. I embrace technology-driven solutions and aim to make them widely accessible. With an appreciation for nature and hope for the future of human ecology, I support forward-thinking environmental & political leaders and aim to further meld artistry and science.

Panelist: Sydney Wiklund
Job: Coordinator in Crossover Dept., Buchwald
Career Advice: "Don't be afraid to be first"

At UCSB, I double majored in Film & Media and Psychology and received certificates in both Marketing and Exercise Sports Studies. Additionally, I was a booking coordinator on AS Program Board, a member of the American Marketing Association, and a marketing intern at the Carsey-Wolf Center and at Oniracom. After graduation, I interned in Music Sponsorships at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Turning down the opportunity to wait for a CAA mailroom opening, I went straight to a TV and Film talent desk at Buchwald; however, I soon realized that I missed working in the branding world. During my free time, I took the initiative to cover local events for our NY Branding department, so when the company decided to create a new LA division, I was the person they turned to. Currently, I am spearheading this department with one other colleague. We do everything from product placement to influencer marketing to event sponsorships and more.  Let's connect: swiklund@buchwald.com

Moderator: Jo Ann Villanueva-Salvador
Job: Career Counselor & Coordinator, UCSB Career Services
Career Advice: "Leverage the connections within your community!"

I am a Career Counselor at UCSB primarily working with students interested in pursuing careers in the business/finance and arts/media industries.  I serve as the liaison for students participating in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), committed towards nurturing a sense of participation, belonging and empowerment within the campus community. In addition, I closely collaborate with is the Office of Students & Scholars (OISS), ensuring the career success of international students attending UCSB.  I have been working in this department for over 9 years and absolutely LOVE the work I do at Career Services!

 

 

CAREER Q&A: FILM

Date: Wednesday, May 9
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

Panelist: Roger Durling
Job: Executive Director, Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
Career Advice: "Do what you love to do"

I began my tenure as Executive Director 15 years ago and have transformed SBIFF into a year-round organization that provides impactful educational programs. I have taught Film Studies every semester at Santa Barbara City College since 2003. I serve on the Boards of the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, Downtown Santa Barbara and The Peddie School. For 5 years, I have written a weekly column for the SB Independent where I interview people who make the city thrive.  I was honored as Santa Barbara Citizen of the Year in 2004 and as the ADL's Stand Up Leader Award in 2016.  Let's connect: roger@sbiff.org

Moderator: Lisa Osborn
Job: News and Public Affairs Director, KCSB 91.9 FM
Career Advice: "Observe, Question, Learn, Persevere, Courage, Go-For-It!"

I advise the KCSB 91.9 FM volunteer news team and associate news directors, KCSB sports director & sports reporters. My background in radio includes anchoring and reporting news at Los Angeles news/talk radio stations. I've also been a music host (DJ) on a 'classic hits' radio network, airing on 100+ stations across the USA.  Let's connect: nd@kcsb.org

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETING: AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION

Date: Wednesday, May 9 and 23
Time: 6:30-7:45pm
Location: Engineering Science Building (ESB) 1001

 

The UCSB American Marketing Association is the only marketing student organization on campus and a collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association. UCSB students of all majors are given the opportunity to become experienced in the field of marketing. Our goal is to give our members exclusive access to internships, keep them up-to-date on current trends, and allow them to learn first-hand from local guest speakers. Together, we are forming a community of young enthusiasts who are excited to delve into many facets of marketing.  Visit the club website for complete information.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu

 

CAREER Q&A: VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

Date: Monday, May 14
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

Panelist: Cody Corona
Job: Product Manager, Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty)
Career Advice: "Start.  Meet.  Create.  Share.  Smile.  Persevere."

I graduated UCSB in 2010 with a major in Communication and minor in Professional Writing. Immediately upon graduation, I interned at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon and contributed to the global Old Spice account. I then moved to New York City and, after working in Account Services at a small advertising agency, I joined Rockstar Games as a Product Manager and launched the videogame Grand Theft Auto V, which became the top-selling entertainment product of all time. I am currently a Product Manager at Activision in Santa Monica where I manage the Call of Duty catalog of games.  Check out my video intro and let's connect: codycorona@gmail.com 

Panelist: Christian Thomas
Job: Lecturer, UCSB Writing Program
Career Advice: "Fail often, have fun, try things"

 I teach writing and video game courses at UCSB.  Storytelling is central to my work, sense of fun, and way of teaching.  I come at it from a screenwriter's perspective mostly, but also with a deep interest in the interactive side of things.  I've worked in a number of different jobs: in secondary schools, at startups, and more recently in narrative design for educational video games.  Check out my video intro and let's connect: cthomas@writing.ucsb.edu 

  

Moderator: Jo Ann Villanueva-Salvador
Job: Career Counselor & Coordinator, UCSB Career Services
Career Advice: "Leverage the connections within your community!"

I am a Career Counselor at UCSB primarily working with students interested in pursuing careers in the business/finance and arts/media industries.  I serve as the liaison for students participating in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), committed towards nurturing a sense of participation, belonging and empowerment within the campus community. In addition, I closely collaborate with is the Office of Students & Scholars (OISS), ensuring the career success of international students attending UCSB.  I have been working in this department for over 9 years and absolutely LOVE the work I do at Career Services!

 

 

WORKSHOP: INTERVIEWING FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109 (virtual session)
 

Presenter: Melanie Ann-Young
Job: Recruiter, Technicolor

Interested in the Entertainment Industry but don’t know where to begin?  Join my virtual workshop on the DOs and DON'Ts of the Entertainment Industry!  We will go over the role of HR during your job search and what we typically look for, strategies to help present yourself in an interview, and a few others tips and tricks.  We will leave the last 15-30 minutes for audience Q&A, so bring your questions!  If you have questions afterward, let's connect: Melanie.Young@technicolor.com  If you would like to join this virtual session from your location, choose one of the following options: 
1. Join by phone (audio only): 1-855-369-0445
2. Join webinar (audio and video): Enter the meeting and enter access code: 808 514 962  

 

WORKSHOP: WRITING FOR TV & FILM (AS MEDIA CENTER)

Date: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Presenter: Sean Lieberman

Swing by the Associated Students Media Center on Wednesdays in Spring Quarter for a series of media skills building workshops!  Ideation, outlining, character creation, formatting, and essential tips. A quick guide through the process of creating scripts for screens big and small.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu  

 
 

NETWORKING EVENT: LUNCH WITH FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM'S E-COMMERCE MARKETING DIRECTOR

Date: Thursday, May 24
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: Mosher Alumni House
* Limited to 12 guests - RSVP to Holly.McCordDuncan@ucsb.edu by Tuesday, May 22 *
 

Guest: Frank Lee
Job: E-Commerce Marketing Director for Facebook/Instagram

E-commerce is thriving, and UCSB alumnus Frank Lee '99 is playing a large role in shaping the industry. Creating relationships with clients such as e-Bay, Amazon, and other household names Frank is constantly analyzing and innovating to set the standard in online marketing for Facebook and Instagram. If you have ever considered a career in marketing, this is an event you don't want to miss. Frank will offer insights and answer questions over lunch.  

Frank Lee joined Facebook in January, 2014 and is the Industry Lead for eCommerce in Southern California. His team is primarily dedicated to the direct response business for Facebook’s top eCommerce advertisers including Amazon, eBay, and Honest Co. Prior to Facebook, Frank was Head of Sales & Client Services for DataPop, an SEM ad technology firm that was acquired by Criteo. Before joining DataPop, he was the SVP of Client Services for The Search Agency, a full service performance agency. Frank has also held several senior positions at Yahoo! and Overture Services, and was on the board of SEMPO- the largest non-profit in the world serving search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals.  

Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu 

 

Broadcasting & Journalism

INFO SESSION: UCSB JOURNALISM PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Date: Monday, May 14
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: McCune Conference Room, HSSB

 

The courses in this program provide opportunities for students to identify stories, gather facts, and present news clearly and effectively in a variety of media.  For more information, click here.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu  

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP: PODCASTING FUNDAMENTALS (AS MEDIA CENTER)

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H
 

Presenter: Lisa Osborn

Swing by the Associated Students Media Center on Wednesdays in Spring Quarter for a series of media skills building workshops!  Want to start a podcast but not sure where to begin? This training will offer tips for planning a podcast, choosing a hosting platform, basic equipment needs, sound editing 101, and more.  Note: To receive credit for the 2018 Media MAYhem Challenge, please email a picture of yourself at this event to eric.wilder@sa.ucsb.edu  

 

 

CAREER Q&A: THE IMPACT OF LOCAL NEWS REPORTING

Date: Monday, May 21
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

Panelist: Giana Magnoli
Job: Managing Editor, Noozhawk
Career Advice: "Be curious, be bold, read everything"

I've always been a voracious reader and fascinated by all (well, most) fields, so journalism was an easy choice for me when I applied to college. I got my journalism degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where I worked at the then-Mustang Daily as a reporter and editor, and then came to work for Noozhawk covering Santa Barbara County. I started as a reporter and am now managing editor, where I report, edit and post news stories, manage special projects, and do anything else that needs doing. I've covered everything from school board meetings to murder trials to wildfires and disasters. Local news matters!  Let's connect: gmagnoli@noozhawk.com

 

Panelist: Tyler Hayden
Job: Senior Editor, The Santa Barbara Independent
Career Advice: "Take free food when you can"
 
I started at the Santa Barbara Independent as an intern in the spring of 2009 while studying English and editing at UCSB. I was hired as an associate editor that fall and became the newsroom majordomo soon after. Since then, I have spent my days writing and editing stories, wrangling interns, and helping manage independent.com.  I regularly contribute to a number of Santa Barbara and national news organizations, and I and the Independent's newsroom have received multiple awards from Editor & Publisher, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, most recently for our coverage of the 2014 Isla Vista murders and the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill.  Let's connect: tyler@independent.com
 

 

Moderator: Leah Bartos
Job: Journalism Advisor, UCSB Associated Students

I am an award-winning investigative journalist, working in print and broadcast for more than 10 years. While a writer at heart, I have also reported, researched and produced documentary films for PBS Frontline from 2010-2015. Projects I've worked on have won numerous awards, including two Emmys, and various awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Bar Association. I earned my master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. In 2016, I joined UCSB Associated Students to advise the next generation of student journalists.

 

CAREER Q&A: MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING

Date: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

PanelistBrandon Yadegari
Job: Digital Editor, SB Independent
Career Advice: "Don't forget where you come from"

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, I'm a graduate of UCSB's Global Studies and Spanish programs. During my time at UCSB, I studied and experimented with varying modes of multimedia storytelling that highlighted struggles for justice on campus, nationwide, and globally. I bring that experience to the 'Santa Barbara Independent,' where I oversee our digital editorial operations and strategy, with an eye on changing political and media landscapes. With the constant nagging thought in the back of my mind, "Should I go to grad school?", my focus is to prepare both the 'Independent' and the next generation of readers for a new age of journalism.  Let's connect: byadegari@independent.com

Moderator: Leah Bartos
Job: Journalism Advisor, UCSB Associated Students

I am an award-winning investigative journalist, working in print and broadcast for more than 10 years. While a writer at heart, I have also reported, researched and produced documentary films for PBS Frontline from 2010-2015. Projects I've worked on have won numerous awards, including two Emmys, and various awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Bar Association. I earned my master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. In 2016, I joined UCSB Associated Students to advise the next generation of student journalists.

 

CAREER Q&A: PUBLIC INFORMATION AND DISASTER RELIEF

Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

Panelist: Mike Eliason
Job: Public Information Officer, Santa Barbara County Fire Department
Career Advice: "It's not luck, it is anticipation"

I have worked in the fire service for 13 years, as well as in the media field for 25 years.  Additionally, I taught photojournalism at Santa Barbara City College for 10 years and worked for the National Football League for three years.  Let's connect: Mike.Eliason@SBCFire.com

Moderator: Lisa Osborn
Job: News and Public Affairs Director, KCSB 91.9 FM

I advise the KCSB 91.9 FM volunteer news team and associate news directors, KCSB sports director & sports reporters. My background in radio includes anchoring and reporting news at Los Angeles news/talk radio stations. I've also been a music host (DJ) on a 'classic hits' radio network, airing on 100+ stations across the USA.  Let's connect: nd@kcsb.org

 

 

 

CAREER Q&A: TV BROADCASTING

Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 7:15-8:30pm
Location: Career Services, Room 1109
 

Panelist: Claire Scholl
Job: Assignment Manager, KEYT-KCOY-KKFX

I have been the KEYT KCOY KKFX Assignment Manager and a Digital Content Producer for the Santa Barbara newsroom since May 2012. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from Biola University, where I majored in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish. I spent four years working for The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and three years working the Assignment Desk at KTLA 5 before coming back to Santa Barbara. While at KEYT KCOY KKFX, I won a Golden Mike for coverage of the Isla Vista Massacre in 2014 and a Golden Mike for a NASCAR Sports Feature story. I am always on the lookout for story ideas and breaking news tips!  Please reach out with story ideas to assignmentdesk@keyt.com or call the newsroom 805-882-3930

Panelist: Oscar Flores
Job: Digital Editor, KEYT-KCOY-KKFX

I began my career in the news industry 10 years ago while a student at UCSB. A Santa Barbara native, I started as an editor and videographer with the Univision affiliate station, and soon after, a photojournalist with KEYT NewsChannel 3. As a photojournalist, I traveled down the coast telling stories important to the community. Soon after KEYT's parent company took over for KCOY (CBS) and KKFX (Fox), I was promoted to Digital Content Director. Now, I spearhead the stations' digital operations.

Moderator: Leah Bartos
Job: Journalism Advisor, UCSB Associated Students

I am an award-winning investigative journalist, working in print and broadcast for more than 10 years. While a writer at heart, I have also reported, researched and produced documentary films for PBS Frontline from 2010-2015. Projects I've worked on have won numerous awards, including two Emmys, and various awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Bar Association. I earned my master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. In 2016, I joined UCSB Associated Students to advise the next generation of student journalists.

 

WORKSHOP: CAREERS IN COMMUNICATION

Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: Transfer Student Center

Presenter: Eric Wilder
Job: Career Counselor & Coordinator for Arts and Media, UCSB Career Services
Career Advice: "Adapt to the circumstances around you"

Presenter: Jennifer Reinus
Job: Undergraduate Advisor, UCSB Communication Dept.

Interested in a career in the Communication field and don't know where to begin?  Join the Transfer Student Center, the Communication Dept., and Career Services for a discussion about the broad scope of Communication and preparing yourself for your job search!  We will cover topics such as marketing your academics and work experience, tailoring your resume both on paper and online, and involving yourself on campus to make yourself the best job candidate!  Following the presentation, the event will open a Q&A for students to ask our presenters questions.  All students are welcome!