More than 200 people joined together for Roxbury High School’s third Annual Media Conference last Thursday. Students from RHS, Madison, Jefferson and Mt. Olive High schools learned from professionals in the media field.
This event is entirely student run from start to finish and is funded through registrations and donations from the community. Students in Television two worked as a team to put this day together and additionally student event coordinators designed this as their independent study project. Attendees learned about future opportunities, networking and the importance of social media as a tool as businesses of all types have a vested interest in due to the transition of how to communicate messages in marketing, advertising and communication.
University and college admissions counselors provided a specialized college-fair for media students. Temple University, Quinnipiac University, Centenary College, Rowan University and Caldwell University were happy to participate along with West Virginia University. Presenters spoke about public relations, sports marketing, social media careers, news writing and the psychology behind reality television.
TV Media Teacher Deborah Burleigh was quite pleased with the day, “The building was bustling with excitement and enthusiasm. Social media was a huge part of our day and we used the hashtag #RoxMC. Students also loved our SnapChat filters and were engaged in the presentations. We have received tremendous feedback about how professional the students were and appreciative of what the learned this day. It was certainly a great day to be #RoxburyProud.”