Communication Careers Week November 6-10, 2017

The School of Communications at Webster University invites you to attend the 2017 Communication Careers Week!

The weeklong experience provides interactive sessions, professional perspectives, and seeks to present students a chance to explore their interests, networking, and growth opportunities.

Monday, 11/6, FILMmaker and producer Cady McClain, kicks off Careers Week with a workshop for Webster students, alumni, and members of the public on the changing opportunities and challenges for media makers in the digital age.

Workshop is scheduled for 5:30-7:00, Library Conference Room, Webster University Library, 101 Edgar Road, Saint Louis, MO 63119.

Cady McClain, is an Emmy winning actor, producer, director, artist, and author. Her new documentary, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, on female film directors is being screened in the Saint Louis International Film Festival, Sunday, Nov. 5, 7:15, at Plaza Frontenac Cinema. McClain will share the exact process she used to raise 60K in two months via over 600 unique contributions for her documentary.

This year's professional panel on the future of creative media work will be presented by Paradowski, tuesday, 11/7.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear from leaders in the creative industry about their work, the future of media, and what's in store for you as you embark on your professional path beyond college. To learn more about this creative agency, named by St. Louis Business Journal as the "fastest growing company" in 2015, and its success story, check their website here: Paradowski.

the kickoff to opportunities17 will be django greenblatt-seay, multimedia artist and senior video consultant for union pacific's corporate communications, Wednesday 11/8.

Greenhblatt-Seay's presentation is scheduled for the Presentation Room, University Center, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Django Greenblatt-Seay will give a talk and present work he has created, using cutting edge artistic tools and techniques, including time-lapse photography and ariel drone-footage. He will also talk about his educational journey and professional career. You can see samples of his work at his website.Check out this video by Django:


We’ll have representatives from local professional organizations eager to meet you. Do you have a question about completing your degree? We’ll have an academic advisor on hand. Do you have a question about what you can do with your degree when you graduate? Members of the Career Planning & Development Center team can help you.

Professional organizations who will be attending include AD2STL, Audio Engineering Society, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, HSMAI(Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International), IATSE Local 143/493, ILEA (International Live Events Association), MPI (Meeting Professionals International), NATAS Mid-America EMMY, Press Club, Venture Café St. Louis. Students will have an opportunity to chat with academic and career advisors, learn about career strengths (“CliftonStrenghts”), take a LinkedIn photo and get their resume reviewed.

Here are some moments from last year's Opportunities activities:

For students getting ready for internships, or just wanting to learn more about the process of securing one, come by the internship expo on thursday, 11/9.

This year, 32 companies will be part of the Internship Expo, including Accordion Games, Abstrakt Marketing Group, Allied Integrated MarketingBlayzer Digital Marketing Group, Bruton Stroube StudiosCoolfire Studios, CPGFOX 2KPLR 11Fusion Marketing, Emmis Communications, GeniecastGenius GamesHLK, IronMan Sound IndustriesMathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club, Max Magazine, Missouri Botanical Garden, Momentum WorldwideNine Network of Public Media (KETC/Channel 9), NoCoast Originals, Pickett Productions, Radio OneRonald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis, Saint Louis Science Center, Shock City, St. Louis Cardinals Publications, St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU, Times Newspapers,Vidzu Media.

Take a look at some of the activities that students were able to partake during last year's Communication Careers Week!

Come hear cinematographer and webster SOC alumna Autumn Eakin talk to students about cinematography for INDEPENDENT filmmaking, Friday, 11/10.

Autumn Eakin's latest film, The Light of the Moon, on which she worked as a cinematographer, is screening at the Saint Louis International Film Festival. The movie recently won the Narrative Feature Competition at the SXSW Film Festival. You can watch the trailer here, and read Variety's review of the film.

Join faculty, media professionals and industry experts who will offer professional advice as they visit classes during the week to talk about the future of media and the creative industries!

For more information about Communication Careers Week, please call 314.246.7636 or e-mail socsuccess@webster.edu.

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