Freed-Hardeman University in cooperation with the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters hosted a career fair for students interested in employment within the electronic media industry March 27 at FHU’s Memphis campus.
More than 40 students seeking employment and/or internship opportunities attended the event. Nine were from FHU. Fourteen media outlets from Middle and West Tennessee attended the career fair. Ron Means, FHU’s radio station manager, called it “a complete success.”
Spencer Davidson, a junior majoring in Bible and communication, feels he made valuable connections through the career fair. “I came to the job fair as a student looking for three things: contacts, an immediate internship, and a future job,” he said. He said he was “pleasantly surprised” to see stations from a variety of cities. He said he “ended up in a very good position with a Nashville radio station” that he is likely to pursue.
Media representatives praised FHU students and the practical experience they already had, Means said. FHU offers majors in communication, journalism, electronic media and convergent media and a minor in broadcasting. Students gain practical experience from work on WFHU, a 10,000 watt FM radio station, and the television studio which is used for campus and community television cablecasts.