By Christen Pastrana
With the summer season approaching, many Five Towns College students are on the hunt to find jobs or internships. On Friday, April 9th, Mass Communication students attended a career services virtual "Meet and Mingle" event with Five Towns alumna Amanda Carey from JVC Broadcasting. The company "visited" FTC to hold virtual job interviews for promotions and concert positions.
The Zoom event started with Director of Career Services, Krysti O’Rourke discussing information about JVC Broadcasting. O’Rourke then introduced Amanda Carey as part of the hiring team for JVC. Carey spoke about the positions being offered for the summer, in addition to the benefits of working for the company. "Working at JVC helps people create connections. Additionally, JVC gives people the opportunity to learn and grow," Carey said.
Students were eager to interview for summer positions in promotions and concerts. O’Rourke offered advice on the interview process, "FTC students should prepare by researching the company so that they can ask informed questions. They should have their resume prepared. They should get on the Zoom link three minutes before the event starts and should be dressed professionally. Grooming should be neat, and the background should look clean and professional. Smile and look at the camera when talking. Have your video on!"
Sean Lanigan attended the event and shared his thoughts, "I gained a lot of confidence from this event because the jobs that JVC Broadcasting is looking for involve being outgoing. I have always been extremely comfortable in any environment being outgoing."
Overall, the JVC Broadcasting event was a fun and exciting event for college students to gain connections, learn how to apply for jobs, and get tips for success.
For more information about positions at JVC, go to jvcbroadcasting.com.
Stay tuned for information on FTC Career Service's upcoming events:
April 23rd at 3pm: Katie Carr- Associate Project Manager with DISNEY, Creative Studios in Ad Sales
April 29th at 11am: Ashley Christopher- Executive Production Manager, KINGS Theatre