For Sojin Josephson, a 21 year old senior broadcast and print major from Big Timber, population roughly 1,600, New York City has always been something of a fascination. She’s visited before with her mother, she said, and is always fascinated by the city’s energy. December 2nd, she’ll return to New York, this time alone and to attend a two day workshop hosted by the International Radio and Television Society.
“I’ve really wanted a good opportunity to go to a place I love,” Josephson said, noting that she’s looking forward to a chance to spend some time alone in a city that interests her.
Called the Multicultural Career Workshop, the two days include seminars in digital media, creative production, advertising, research, sales and marketing. There will be panels of media professionals taking questions, and then a full day career fair where Josephson will have the chance to make contacts with major media companies.
Josephson said she applied on a bit of a whim, after Ray Ekness, Professor & Director of Student Success, suggested that she take a shot at the workshop. As a sports reporter for the student newspaper the Montana Kaimin, and a reporter, anchor and producer with UM News, a weekly news segment staffed by senior broadcast students, Josephson has been taking advantage of the opportunities for hands on production by students at the School of Journalism.
While her multifaceted abilities are an asset in today’s job market for journalists, Josephson said she struggles between the two career tracks as she finds both rewarding. For the spring semester, she hopes to do a broadcast internship around Missoula, and get a taste for how that feels.
For now, she’s looking forward to the chance to make some contacts in New York, hand out her resume and immerse herself once more in the energy of the Big Apple.
You can read a remarkable profile by Josephson that recently ran in the Montana Kaimin here.
By Andrew Graham