An information and involvement fair focusing on sports communications, marketing and media opportunities at Penn State and in Centre County will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the All-Sports Museum at Beaver Stadium.
A free session open to all Penn State students, “Sports Night at the Museum” will bring together representatives from more than a dozen outlets that provide opportunities for students to garner hands-on experience toward an eventual career. Participating outlets include: ComRadio, The Daily Collegian, ESPN Radio, Onward State, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, PSN-TV, StateCollege.com, WPSU and more.
Many of the entities enable students to start working toward an eventual career in sports communications, marketing or media as soon as they arrive on campus. All of them allow students to hone their skills as they grow during their college careers.
Check-in for the event at the Penn State All-Sports Museum begins at 6 p.m., followed by an hour-long session that includes brief information about each of the participating organizations. A catered networking session will follow, allowing interested students to meet with representatives from all of the groups in attendance.
In addition, the session will serve as a welcome-back event for current students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, with information on the program’s fall events as well as application information for prospective students. The event is sponsored by the Curley Center and the Penn State All-Sports Museum.
The Curley Center, housed in the College of Communications at Penn State, explores issues and trends in sports journalism through instruction, outreach, programming and research. The center emphasizes internships and hands-on experience.
The Penn State All-Sports Museum -- located at the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium opposite the Bryce Jordan Center -- honors the achievements of the men and women who have built the proud tradition of Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics through the preservation and promotion of their legacy for the education and benefit of the community.
For more information about “Sports Night at the Museum,” call 814-865-8801.