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Coming Together to Empower Diversity and Inclusion in
Media, Entertainment, and Technology

Schimmel Center for the Arts

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The Cable Center
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One Day Immersion Conference
New York City

Friday, October 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (ET)

Presented by The Cable Center, in association with Pace University's Lubin School of Business at the Schimmel Center at Pace University
FREE ENTRY | Attend in Person | Live Online Video Streaming

One Day Immersion is unlike any other academic initiative. We help students make meaningful connections with media professionals at the top of their game and coach them on how to develop strategic, professional relationships. With a full day of media execs talking about the industry – from cable to broadcast; content creation and production to program launch – you'll get it straight from people who are doing it now.

Students, you are tomorrow’s future executives, thought leaders and innovators. Don’t miss this very cool event that offers unprecedented access to some of the smartest people in the media industry. Learn what they did to make an impact and get ahead. Panelists tell you how they did it and answer your questions. You'll be inspired by their knowledge and insight. And who knows? You could find a mentor, an internship or a great contact for your future!

Open to all current college students and recent college graduates, you can choose whether to attend in person or tune in to the live stream – and there is no charge. The program includes multiple panels, career workshops, keynote speaker and networking opportunities. There's also scholarship awards and door prizes!

Program Agenda
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8:00 - 8:45 am
Coffee with Comcast and NBCUniversal
Open to 120 students.Organizational overview, and meet and greet. Learn about the vast families within Comcast and NBCUniversal’s real internship and job opportunities.

9:00 - 9:10 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:00 am
The Confidence Effect
Expert advice and insight for students starting their careers. Author and leadership development expert, Grace Killelea will share tips for showing up and connecting your competence to your confidence.

10:05 - 10:50 am
Women You Should Know: Super Women in Tech
Hear from women at the forefront of an ever-changing industry, and how they made their way to the top across diverse disciplines; in a very male dominated field.

10:55 - 11:30 am
A Conversation with Scripps Networks Interactive: The Best Career Advice I Ever Got, and Other Tips to Help You Along The Way
Ever wonder how people achieve successful media career paths? Hear lessons learned and insightful career advice from two of the most well respected executives in the industry; who happen to work for one of the most thriving media companies around.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Ask Me Anything: Lunch With an Executive
Open to 108 students and 12 executives. Super networking opportunity for students to sit with industry execs over boxed lunches, and cover career advice; or really anything.

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Keynote Interview
Hear from industry powerhouse, Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO of HBO, on the strategic moves in his career and at HBO that’s kept both on top. Interviewer is Dean Neil Braun of Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

1:50 - 2:35 pm
Research Insights: An Essential Piece of the Business Puzzle, and It's Cooler Than You Think
This conversation will cover trends in the industry, while peeling back the layers of what it is, how it works, and what it takes to join this essential area as part of a successful business.

2:35 - 2:45 pm
Interactive Launch Competition Overview
Are you interested in creating the next great video innovation? Learn about this popular competition from its founder and industry veteran. You may want to sign up for the next competition!

2:45 - 2:55 pm

2:55 - 3:40 pm
Over the Top (OTT): Changing the Traditional Model with Non-Traditional Methods and Super Creative Minds
OTT has been changing the traditional business model and is only gaining viewers and respect. What is OTT, who are the players, and who are they looking for when hiring?

3:45 - 4:20 pm
A Conversation with Owen Grover, iHeartMedia
Where does iHeartMedia fit in the current media landscape? How does the company maintain relevance amid constant industry disruption and changing consumer habits? With the “largest reach of any radio and television outlet in America,” they’ve figured some things out!

4:20 - 4:25 pm
Closing Remarks
From the ODI Executive Committee

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Comcast and NBCUniversal Recruiters: 5-minute Interviews
Open to 44 students.For students who submitted resumes and qualified to speak with recruiters in this speed-dating style session. Ultimate goal is to move to the next step in landing the internship or job.

(Program subject to change)