Students get professional advice from Turner campus recruiter

Turner Broadcasting System Inc. campus recruiter Nick Levan came to University of North Georgia Gainesville campus offering his professional advice to students Nov. 4.

Anderson Cooper from CNN on a life size poster placed outside the Turner Broadcasting info session (Photo by Emily Elmore)

Anderson Cooper Life-Size Poster (Photo by Emily Elmore)

During the session, Levan discussed different internship and career opportunities with the company. He also explained several ways in which students should apply for and handle interviews with Turner.

“We need interns to innovate, take risks, to be all in, and have fun while they’re doing it,” Levan said. “That’s where a lot of these programs come into play.”

Especially video interviews, since 99 percent of the company’s interviews are done this way.

“Dressing indicative to your personality is key in dressing for your interview for Adult Swim,” Levan said.

As students trickled in, Levan gave a brief story of Ted Turner and how Turner Broadcasting transpired.

Nick LeVan talking to students about future opportunities at Turner Broadcasting (Photo by Emily Elmore)

Nick Levan talking to students about future opportunities at Turner Broadcasting (Photo by Emily Elmore)

Turner Broadcasting’s ultimate vision is to create, build, program, and market more successfully than anyone else in the world.

UNG’s Career Services specialist Lisa Geddings set up the event, which was held in the Continuing Education Building.

Associate professor of media studies, David Smith, said this opportunity should not be missed.

“The Student Film Association cut their weekly meeting short so they could attend this event,” Smith said.

Turner Broadcasting Info Session (Photo by Emily Elmore)

Turner Broadcasting Info Session (Photo by Emily Elmore)

UNG student Bailey Pless said this information session was extremely helpful and he is now considering applying for a fall internship.

“I’ve been looking for a way to express my skill set and one of these positions would be perfect,” Pless said.

Turner’s website and their Facebook page are resources where students can register for internships and career opportunities.

There are listings such as: Marketing Coordinator Cartoon Network, CNN PR Intern, Adult Swim On Air Promotions Intern, and TBS & TNT Programming & Operations Intern.

“When you apply for a position, don’t just read the position,” Levan said. “Make sure you meet the qualifications and read the full job description.”

Turner Broadcasting intern recruiters are looking for rising juniors that are full-time students. They are also looking for recent graduates, with a maximum of six months post-graduation.

One of the main skill sets Turner is looking for is video editing, among many others, like: development, creativity, innovative, social media savvy, knowledge of the company, a passion for culture in media, and strong communication skills.

 

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