We are thrilled to be bringing you two days of engaging and inclusive programming, featuring journalists and media professionals from newsrooms across the country. The sessions will cover everything from practical, skills-based training on networking and fine-tuning your resume, to broader discussions on navigating your identity in the workplace and improving your coverage of LGBTQ communities and identities. Attendees will be sure to come away feeling better prepared for the jump into the job market.

Here’s what we have in store:

The schedule is subject to change. All times are Eastern Time.

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Friday, February 25

   

 

Welcome & Introduction with NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists President Sharif Durhams

Start your conference experience off on the right foot with this introduction to NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, our second annual Student Conference and the Pathable platform.

 

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET  

 

One-on-One Resume, Reel and Portfolio Critiques 

Sit down with an recruiter or veteran journalist to evaluate your resume and portfolio materials and learn how to improve them. Sign-up’s will be available soon.

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET  

 

Lightning Round Sessions

These fast-paced sessions will cover topics ranging from becoming a better networker to establishing your personal brand. Stay tuned for details.

 

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm ET  

 

Internship & Job Fair

Searching for the next step in your career? Looking for a Summer or Fall internship? Introduce yourself to recruiters from top newsrooms, universities and journalism organizations and learn about their available internships and career opportunities.

 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET  

 

Keynote Address One

Learn from one of the industry’s leading journalists in this special keynote session. Come prepared to ask your questions!

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET  

 

Open Networking Rooms

Build your community and connect with fellow students and early-career journalists in a series of networking breakout rooms.

 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET  

Saturday, February 26

   

 

Afternoon Meetup

Kick off the day in one of our networking rooms!

 

Noon – 1:00 pm ET  

 

Panel Discussion One

Learn from expert panelists about topics related to student journalists. Stay tuned for details!

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET  

 

Panel Discussion Two

Learn from expert panelists about topics related to student journalists. Stay tuned for details!

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET  

 

Panel Discussion Three

Learn from expert panelists about topics related to student journalists. Stay tuned for details!

 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET  

 

Keynote Address Two

Close out the conference with a our second Keynote Address.

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET  
 
Open Networking Rooms

Connect with your peers in custom breakout rooms separated by speciality (broadcast, print, radio, etc.)

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET  

The schedule is subject to change. All times are Eastern Time.