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2008.03.27> For Immediate Release
contact: Jaime Ishii - University Relations intern
phone: 402.554.2358 - email: jishii@mail.unomaha.edu

Career Advice for Students by Communication Professionals April 1

Omaha - Communication professionals from 20 different organizations will offer advice to students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Tuesday, April 1, in the Dodge Room of the Milo Bail Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The "No Foolin' When It Comes to Jobs" career workshop will provide students the opportunity to talk with, learn from and network with communication professionals.  Representatives from areas such as advertising, event planning, print and online media, public relations, radio, television and training and development will offer real, hands-on advice.

Students will hear advice and critique on resumes, interviewing and portfolio creation.  Michelle Perone, manager of the UNO Career Exploration and Outreach, office will also attend to offer input.  Information on student organizations and internships will also be available.

The workshop is sponsored by the UNO School of Communication and its student organizations: Ad Club, National Broadcasting Society, Public Relations Student Society of America and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Below is a list of participating professionals:

- Amy Adams, news director, WOWT-TV;

- Laura Wapelhorst Blair, anchor/reporter, KCAU-TV, Sioux City;

- Susan Eustice, divisional director of PR and communications, Salvation Army;

- Shawna Eves, manager, traffic and print production, Redstone communications;

- Kristine Gerber, owner, Eventive Marketing;

- Emily Kampschneider, news editor, Gretna Breeze;

- Katie Kassebaum, marketing director, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America;

- Carla Kreeger, news director, KCAU-TV;

- Mike May, director of training, and development, Municipal Utilities District;

- Stephanie Monge, business reporter, Omaha World-Herald;

- Brian Pickering, vice president, corporate communications and brand management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska;

- Jaime Potthast, Community Connection reporter, Omaha World-Herald;

- Peter Soby, videographer, Omaha World-Herald;

- Matt Tompkins, imaging director, Clear Channel Radio;

- Shiloh Woolman, managing editor, KETV.com; and

- Randa Zalman, advertising director, Woodmen of the World.

For more information, contact Karen Weber, PRSSA adviser, at (402) 554-2246 or e-mail at kweber@mail.unomaha.edu.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is "UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908." This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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