On March 19, 2014, the Utah Broadcasters Association sponsored a job fair for those who have an interest in media and broadcasting. Opportunities ranged from news broadcasting and public relations to camera operation and radio production.
“What we are trying to do is educate people about the various jobs in broadcasting,” says Michele Zabriskie, head of the Utah Broadcasters Association.
Salt Lake Community College Radio News Director and Student Jefferson Curtis attended the event to find a lead on future employment upon graduation
“There’s a lot of variety and some good choices, but what’s frustrating is if you want to get a job with some of these people you have to have a 4-year degree,” says Curtis. “I hope at the very least to make some contacts, get my name out there and let them know that I have been doing this for a while and I would like to work in the field.”
The barrier between employers and job seekers can be difficult to overcome from both sides, but employers are still seeking students and young professionals, and students are still seeking employment.