Media production and communication students and faculty attended the Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) at Ford Field in Detroit on Nov. 2.
The event allowed students interested in careers in media to connect with Michigan broadcasters and content creators through breakout sessions ranging in topics from “Women Shaping Broadcast Media’s Present” and “Future to the Art of Storytelling and Embracing AI.” Students also had the chance to engage in professional networking opportunities through a career fair and take part in a keynote conversation with former Detroit Tiger and current broadcaster Craig Monroe.
For the first time ever, The University of Olivet also served as a media education sponsor for the event, which included promotion on the Jumbotron and screens at the event, a printed ad in the program, and a table at the career fair to recruit prospective high school students in attendance.
UOlivet students will stay engaged with the MAB this fall and winter as they prepare submissions for the MAB Student Broadcast Awards during the spring semester. Last year, UOlivet’s student-run radio station, WOCR 89.1 FM, had two award-winning programs at the event.