(Left to right) Pat Delsi, Natasha Brown, Nicole Brewer, Cesar Aldama, Jim Donovan, Joanne Calabria & Bill Webber
2009 College Symposium
CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57, Philadelphia
Saturday, October 24, 2009
This is the event that college students wait for all year! Once again, it's time for our annual Broadcast Pioneers Symposium. Area college students will see first hand a major market television station and will listen to advice from their staff. This year, our 11th annual event will again be held at the studios of CBS 3, KYW-TV and the CW Philly 57. The date is Saturday morning, November 3, 2012 from 9 am to 12 noon. We start off with FREE eats and soft drinks and end with a pizza lunch and more sodas.
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Our MC for the event will be Jerry Klein, former newsman for WCU Radio and KYW Newsradio, currently executive vice-president of Anne Klein Communications Group and our president. Introductory remarks by our Chairman of the Board Gerry Wilkinson, former Operations Manager for WDAS Radio and formerly a television producer for WHYY-TV.
Panelists include (in alphabetical order and subject to change):
Pat Delsi, former owner of WWSJ Radio in Camden
Paul Gluck, former KYW-TV News Director
Trudy Haynes, former KYW-TV News Anchor/Street Reporter
Melony Roy, KYW Newsradio's Social Media Editor
Dick Sheeran, former KYW-TV Anchor and Street Reporter
Dick Standish, former KYW Newsradio & KYW-TV Reporter
There's a tour of the CBS 3, KYW-TV and the CW Philly 57 facilities. For as long as time permits, get your photo taken seating on the "Eyewitness News" set. There's a free pizza lunch afterwards for you to speak one on one with our panel and Broadcast Pioneers officers.
At our first symposium, a student asked us how to get an internship. We told her and she got one at an area television station. After the internship was over, they hired her part-time and then, they gave her a full-time position as a producer in Creative Services. This happened one month before college graduation. She said that she never would have gotten that job if she didn't attend our symposium.
Pat Delsi, our former president and former chairman of the board, mentioned that he was outside the Geator Gold studios at 7th and Market in Center City Philadelphia when a young man came up to him and asked if he happened to be Pat Delsi. Pat said, "Yes!" The young man mentioned the he attended one of our symposiums because he was having trouble getting an internship. He said with what he learned at the symposium, he was able to line up an internship with an area television station.
A young man was interested in working in newsradio. He attended one of our symposiums, got put in touch with the right people and got an internship and later a part-time job. He is now a full-time news anchor for the station. By the way, he was also one of our scholarship winners. Details on our scholarships will be announced at the symposium. Earlier this year, we awarded seventeen $1,000 scholarships. You could be next.
This is what can happen when students attend our symposiums. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia; Innovators in Philly Broadcasting.
Your space is NOT reserved until we receive your application and $20 check or mail order. Event space is limited so that there can be enough one on one time. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application and check. Print it and bring a copy with you to the symposium. Also bring your college ID.
IMPORTANT! Please be advised that it takes some time to process your registration. We only go to the Post Office Box about once a week and then it could take several days to process your application. Allow up to 10 days from the time you mail your check and reservation for your confirmation e-mail to arrive. Remember, we have no paid staff and are run strictly by volunteers.
IMPORTANT! If you have NOT received your confirmation e-mail, please call us at (856) 365-5600 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org! This is important because 8% of the registered students listed incorrect e-mail addresses or ones that couldn't be read. Two had mailboxes that were filled up. One came with no e-mail address listed and one came without an application form. It is important that you receive this confirmation e-mail as you will need it to gain admittance. Please print legibly and clearly.
YOU WILL BE MEETING ALOT OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE! SO DRESS TO IMPRESS! Dress is business casual. If in doubt, look at our photos of past events. It is important to arrive on-time or even early. Parking in the CBS 3 lot is not permitted. Try to carpool. There is parking at nearby garages. Parking meters are not recommended as many will not give you enough time. This is in Center City Philadelphia so there is PLENTY of public transportation.
The facilities of CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57 are at 1555 Hamilton Street in Philadelphia. That's 16th and Spring Garden Streets. Public transportation stops nearby. We will issue badges at the door. They must be worn at all times as this will serve as your CBS 3/CW Philly 57 temporary ID badge. All symposium attendees should report to our private lobby entrance located at 16th & Hamilton Streets that day.
IMPORTANT! Since each symposium is different, you should still plan to attend even if you attended previous ones. Since each year, we rotate the station, it takes three different symposiums to see three different stations and network with different people. Even if you attended the last symposium that was held at CBS 3 (that would be 2009), each one is enough different to warrent your attendance. You only need one contact from your networking to help you get that all important first job.
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