Warm Up Your Brain
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Start ComCon by warming up your brain with a little career-related humor. Comedian Tom Kelly has done warm-up for The View and the GMA concert series, just to name a few. He’s one of the founders of Q30 Television and has walked in the shoes of the communications student and has followed his path into the entertainment industry. He will get your wheels turning with a little humor about QU and the media industry in general.
"Where's the money at?"
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Communications is not known for high-paying jobs but there are certain nooks of the industry where your starting salary could be right up there with your business friends. We will hear about some of those industries, analyze why salaries are elevated in these areas and how starting higher can impact your earning potential as you advance in your career.
Year One: Now What?
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
The move from college to the first year post-college is one of the most jarring, confusing, exciting, and important transitions you will ever experience. So how do you get it right? How do you set yourself up for success? In this 30-minute session, we'll surface some of the disconnects and opportunities ahead, and identify strategies for how you can best do the work to own what's next, for you, starting right now.
Allison E. McWilliams, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University
Becoming A Commpreneur
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
The dream of working for yourself has become reality for some of our communications alumni. They took their concept and transformed it into a full-time job for themselves and others. How’d they do it? How’d they get started? And most importantly, if this is your dream, how can you make it a reality?
Comm Around The Country
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
New York and Los Angeles aren't the only media hotspots! From the Southern Peach Trees to the Golden Gate Bridge, Communications Alumni span from Sea to Shining Sea. Enjoy the career perspective of four alumni in technology/social media, public relations, and television from around the country. Explore Denver, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Washington DC, to see if that might be your future COMMunity!
Livin' The LA Life
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Known for its sunny days, pop culture, infamous tourist attractions, and much more, LA is the heart of the communications/media industry. Wonder what it’s like to live in this city? This session covers all you need to know about living in LA: what to expect, what to do, what not to do, how to get there, etc. Speak to QU Alumni and get to hear their first-hand experience of living in this famous city!
Put Me In Coach - Landing Your First Sports Comm Job
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The sports industry is one of the toughest areas to get into after you graduate. How can you set yourself apart to land your first sports job? In this 30-minute session, you will hear from some QU alums in the sports industry and how they were able to garner the success they have, so you can wedge yourself into the industry.
Drop In With A Hiring Pro
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What are the hiring pros looking for in a resume? A phone screen? A video interview? We have a hiring pro who can give you the tips and tricks to impress the recruiter so the door to an interview swings open.