UA’s ‘Making it in the Media Job Fair’ Heads for Success

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The ninth annual “Making it in the Media Job Fair,” one of the longest-running campus job fairs for the communications industries, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on The University of Alabama campus.

Representatives from all sectors of the media and some 300 students from campuses throughout the Southeast typically attend. Students will be seeking internships and information about jobs. The job fair is hosted by the College of Communication and Information Sciences (C&IS).

“The Making it in the Media Job Fair is open to all students,” said Dr. Caryl Cooper, assistant dean and event coordinator. “Recruiters are interested in students who can communicate visually in writing and can think on their feet.”

There still is time for recruiters and students alike to sign up. Company representatives should send an email to with the name, title and e-mail address of its representative, company name, city/state and preferred interview length (usually 10-20 minutes). Please make Cooper aware of any special hookups, and bring company signs and brochures. Interview space is provided.

Students should send an e-mail message to and give their name, college, major/minor and fields of interest. They also should bring at least a half dozen resumes and work samples to leave with recruiters.

C&IS will be hosting resume and portfolio workshops on Friday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. in Room 216 of Reese Phifer Hall. Students interested in attending one of the workshops should indicate which they will attend when they register for the job fair.

The UA College of Communication & Information Sciences is among the largest and most prestigious communication colleges in the nation. C&IS has graduated more than 12,000 students and consistently is ranked among the top 10 in number of doctoral degrees awarded and in many of its research programs. C&IS graduates have won four of the six Pulitzer Prizes awarded to University of Alabama alumni, and the forensics and debate squad, housed within the College, has garnered 15 national championships.


Elizabeth M. Smith, UA Media Relations, 205/348-3782,


Dr. Caryl Cooper, event coordinator and assistant dean, 205/348-3593