Facebook employee teaches the hows of networking

by Eric Arredondo ema42@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS – Justin Johnson, a professional service employee at Facebook, visited Texas State to provide students advice and his stories of networking in a job search. Johnson started the seminar by briefly explaining his journey through college which included a spontaneous study abroad session in Barcelona during his crucial senior year. “I decided to hop a […]

South Texas to Univision

By Imari Mora ism5@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS- Univision’s Emmy award-winning reporter Gary Cooper shared tips Thursday on making it from South Texas to a major market during the last day of Mass Comm Week. Cooper began his lecture with telling Texas State students as well as Laredo High school journalism students the ugly truth. Looking forward to the event Alison Bryce, […]

Getting Hired in the Digital World

By Chelsea Verstegen cdv17@txstate.edu A panel of four digital media professionals spoke during Mass Comm Week Thursday to share with current students their insight on what is necessary for a career in digital media, as well as their journey to where they are now. The panel was asked questions regarding what it takes to make it in the digital world and […]

Social Media and the Digital World

  By: Alexis Aguirre alexis08@txstate.edu Social media experts and Texas State alumni came together Thursday to give advice to students about the digital world. The speakers included Cody Herring, a digital strategist for White Hat Agency, Emily Burns, associate editor at The Berry, Taylor Wood, a marketing analyst for Resignation Media and Andrea Windmeyer, a creative strategist for Unique Influence. […]

Reporter reveals how she got into the magazine industry

by Eric Arredondo ema42@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS – Crime reporter for People Magazine, Elaine Aradillas met with students and faculty at Texas State University to discuss how she came into her position from her beginnings in Texas. Aradillas offered advice to aspiring students and explained how different events at her various jobs led her along her career path from an intern […]

Insight into interviews and internships

By Martin Ramirez m_r603@txstate.edu People Magazine staff writer Elaine Aradillas discussed interviews, internships and personal experience with students at Mass Comm Week Wednesday. Aradillas explained what an elevator speech is and its importance in obtaining career opportunities. “An elevator speech is basically your bio in the amount of time it would take to be on an elevator,” Aradillas said. She […]

Ad grads give tips for success at an ad agency

BY JORDAN GHRIST jg1483@txstate.edu Several Texas State advertising alumni returned to campus Wednesday to talk to current advertising students about becoming a professional at an advertising agency. The panel, titled “Charting Your Course: There’s More to Advertising than Martinis and Mad Men,” aimed to show students how different branches of an advertising agency work together, how advertising works in the […]

People magazine reporter visits Mass Comm Week

By Estela Perez e_p69@txstate.edu People magazine reporter, Elaine Aradillas, made an appearance at Texas State University’s Mass Comm Week to share her experiences on the path that led her to work at a national publication. The session was held for success-driven mass communication students to listen to the stories of a professional whom had climbed up the ladder to writing […]