Career Day – 4/1/17

Career Day 2013

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ferguson Theatre, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan, Chicago

Please download a flyer to post

Free for students and TV Academy Non-member? Purchase a ticket online


Confirmed Panelists
*Nicolas DeGrazia -Co-founder of Bitter Jester Studios, whose client list includes Nike, United Airlines, the American Medical Association, US Postal Service, and Ravinia.
* Evelyn Holmes – Evelyn Holmes is a general assignment reporter for ABC 7 News, She joined the station in May 2003. Holmes has worked in Chicago broadcasting for the past 13 years. She started at CLTV as a traffic reporter in June 1996, and while there served as a weathercaster, worked as a general assignment reporter, and fill-in news anchor, as well as a weekend news anchor.
*Steve Novak -Newscast and sports director (Blackhawks. Bulls).  In addition, he produces and directs, the Chicago Auto Show, medical specials, and Fourth of July celebration for WGN/CLTV.
*John Owens -Multimedia journalist/producer at Decades TV (Weigel Broadcasting). Past positions: Producer, Chicago Tribune; Assignment Editor, WFLD; Reporter, City News Bureau.
*Bradley Piper -Producer/photo-journalist at WGN. He shoots and edits for newscasts. In addition, he manages daily video feeds and microwave shots in the newscenter.
*RoseMary Prodonovich –Production Coordinator for numerous television shows produced by ABC (Betrayal), NBC (Love is a Four Letter Word), Fox (Empire, Mind Games), and Amazon.
*Mark Schimmel -Director of commercials (Wrangler Blue Jeans, True Value, Wii Fit Plus), television, short, feature films (worked w/actors Eric Roberts, Woody Harrelson).

College students, TV Academy members and interested professionals will have the opportunity to talk with outstanding Chicago television professionals–leaders in their field–about job availability, job qualifications, internships, educational requirements, and the background needed for a television job in Chicago.

During the program, television professionals from the Chicago Market will discuss their jobs and the requirements for those jobs.  There will be representatives of most television disciplines on air as well as behind the camera.  After an initial presentation by the panel members the program will be open to questions and discussion from the floor.   Please note that this is not a job fair and applications will not be accepted.

Or RSVP by calling the TV Academy office at 312-369-8600 or email Lunch will not be served at the event. Please eat beforehand!