Students Explore Options for Professional Development and Networking at Fall Welcome

The Annual Event Offered Access to 30 Journalism-Related Organizations

By Gwendolyn Girsdansky
Master’s Student

Fall Welcome 2012
Students learn about 30 journalism-related organizations at the annual Fall Welcome event. Photo by Gwendolyn Girsdansky.

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2012) — Professional development and networking opportunities were in abundance for current, new and transfer students interested in studying journalism during the annual Fall Welcome event sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism.

Approximately 500 students visited with representatives of 30 journalism-related organizations while enjoying Tiger Stripe ice cream. There are options for every interest, from the Online News Association and Student Society for News Design to the National Association of Black Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.

The groups host speakers who discuss issues in the field, plan site trips, receive help in internship and job searches as well as network with other members.

“I’m looking forward to working with world-class journalists,” freshman Kevin Modelski said. “It’s a great place to be involved.”

Fall Welcome Participants

  • AAF (American Advertising Federation) Mizzou
  • American Copy Editors Society
  • Asian American Students Journalists Association
  • Association of Health Care Journalists
  • Columbia Missourian
  • Global Journalist
  • Graduate Studies, BJ/MA Program
  • Health Communication Research Center
  • International Programs, Study Abroad
  • Kappa Alpha Mu/National Press Photographers Association
  • KBIA 91.3 FM
  • KCOU 88.1 FM
  • KOMU-TV8
  • Magazine Club
  • Microsoft Application Development Lab
  • Missouri Interscholastic Press Association and the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop
  • Mock Trial Association, Missouri Chapter
  • MOJO Ad
  • MUTV
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association
  • Online News Association
  • Project 573, School of Journalism
  • Religion News Association
  • Science & Agricultural Journalism
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Student Society for News Design
  • Transfer Student Interest Group
  • Vox Magazine

Fall Welcome 2012

Updated: June 10, 2020

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