Attention Students: Attend GLBC for Free and Make Lasting Contacts for Your Future!
Are you interested in meeting 1,000+ potential employers in one day? How about networking with other students pursuing the career you are? If this is you, then volunteering during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference could be the best career move you ever make!
Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet all levels of Michigan broadcasters and attend many seminars and events featuring broadcast industry leaders.
Who can volunteer?
Any college student is invited to volunteer. Volunteers help out MAB staff for at least a four-hour increment. Time slots are available Wednesday, March 12.
What do I get for volunteering?
Aside from the valuable experience you will gain from working with various broadcasters from across the state, and the many job contacts you could make, each volunteer will receive complimentary Full Student Registration. Full Student Registration covers all of the GLBC sessions and lunch.
How do I get more information or sign-up?
Contact MAB for available times. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteers need to possess the basic qualities desired by any employer: you must be punctual, polite, pleasant, and neat in appearance. We ask that volunteers wear business attire: suits or a nice shirt and tie for men and business suits, dresses, or pant suits for women. No jeans are permitted.
Volunteer positions and times are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We begin accepting volunteers in November and the positions are usually filled at the end of January. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule. The following are an example of the times available.
Wednesday, March 11
7:00am - 11:00am
11:00am - 3:00pm
1:30pm - 5:30pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Here are some of the duties assigned to volunteers:
Registration Assistants: Work with MAB staff to greet attendees, check in pre-registered attendees, field questions and give directions. We expect many on-site registrations as well. These volunteers will likely be sent on errands around the conference.
Room Monitors: Volunteers are assigned to a speaker or group of speakers to ensure that they have everything they need and the session runs smoothly. Tasks include door monitoring, distributing handouts, working the lighting, errand running, changing slide trays, and just plain being there. This is one of the most popular volunteer positions since the volunteers are able to sit in on the actual sessions.
Broadcast Excellence Award Program Assistant: This job involves setting up for the BEA awards program, assisting attendees to available seats, and then assisting in the distribution of the awards during the program.
Multi-Purpose Assistant: Several volunteers are needed to simply fill in wherever needed: if a speaker needs an extra person to help or if an extra volunteer is needed for a particular event or session, running errands, etc.
Contact: The Michigan Association of Broadcasters, phone (800) 968-7622 or e-mail email@example.com.