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High school students learn about careers in print, broadcast and new media
07-2-13

Students pose for a picture in the television studio.
Students pose for a picture in the television studio.

High school students participated in the annual Misericordia University Communications and Media Career Exploration Camp in June which enabled the rising high school juniors and seniors to explore exciting careers in print, broadcast and new media.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. Misericordia University offers nine popular academic camps every June in biology, business, chemistry-biochemistry, communications and media, English literature, nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and teacher education.
 
The three-and-a-half-day, three-night residential camp offers students the opportunity to thoroughly explore careers in the field. Students create a television magazine show, learn studio and field production techniques, write newspaper feature stories and design a full-color newspaper. Afterward, they receive copies of their media products as the first entries into their pre-professional media portfolios.
 
The camp is guided by members of the Misericordia University Department of Communications who have decades of professional experience in television, radio, and print and broadcast journalism. Faculty members also advise MU’s national and state award-winning media, including the television magazine show, “CougarCast,’’ and The Highlander student newspaper.
 
For more information or for application materials for the 2014 Communications and Media Career Exploration Camp, please contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., chair, Misericordia University Department of Communications, at (570) 674-6744 or e-mail her at msgroi@misericordia.edu. For more information about the communications program, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/com.
 
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High school students recently participated in the annual Misericordia University Communications and Media Career Exploration Camp. Participating in the academic camp, seated from left, are Kaitlyn Grey, Nanticoke, Pa.; Will Dougherty, Lumberton, N.J.; Misericordia University student ambassador Cal Clark, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Misericordia University student ambassador Daniella DeVivo, Lake Ariel, Pa.; Misericordia University student ambassador Mary Bove, Wapwallopen, Pa., and Riley Charles, Nazareth, Pa.; standing, Jessica Tressa, Ashley, Pa.; Samantha Reposa, Factoryville, Pa.; Timothy Nugent, Clark, N.J.; Misericordia University student Ellen Hoffman, Kingston, Pa., and Suzanne Selman, Coopersburg, Pa.