Aspiring journalists in the mass communications department at Jackson State University recently received great career advice from local media professionals. The JABJ Career Workshop was sponsored by the Jackson Association of Black Journalists. Panelists included WJTV Newschannel12 anchor Byron Brown and reporter Perrise Thomas; Clarion-Ledger Feature reporter Cassandra Mickens, Legislative reporter Jimmie Gates and Human Resources manager Netalia Bradley; Jackson Free Press reporter R.L. Nave; and One Voice Communications manager Zakiya Summers. Topics ranged from how to land your first job and internship to making sure a student’s social media posts don’t sabotage your chances of getting hired.
The career workshop set the stage for the upcoming JSU Mass Communications Day, which celebrates the accomplishments of graduating seniors and will include student competitions and judging by industry panelists. In the coming weeks, I’ll share more information on that event, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th at the MS e-Center@JSU.