The Sinclair Broadcast Group is one of the largest television companies. The group owns 193 stations across the United States and is the leading local news provider across the country. The Sinclair stations in Oklahoma include KOKH Fox 25 and KOCB CW34 in Oklahoma City, and KTUL ABC 8 in Tulsa. They also have eight stations in Texas. The company has so much depth that includes job opportunities for students all over the county.
KOKH is the local Fox News affiliate and covers a wide-range of stories. They provide our local news as well as headlining news around the country. They keep us up-to-date with OSU, OU, high schools across Oklahoma and the OKC Thunder. KOCB provides entertainment programming from the CW network. The two stations share studios and transmitter facilities on East Wilshire Boulevard on the city's northeast side.
KTUL is the local ABC affiliate andprovides local and national news, sports, weather and notice of community events in Tulsa, Oklahoma and surrounding towns.
Amy Miller and Vicki Khalili are HR coordinators for Sinclair, and they are interested in networking with students majoring in journalism, communications, digital media and marketing. They are looking for full-time, internships and part-time positions to be filled within the company. Mason Waldvogul is the Assistant News Director for KTUL, and he is an OSU alumnus.
We’re excited to have the opportunity to network with these professionals at this year’s event. Check out the local Sinclair stations online to learn more: http://cwokc.com, https://okcfox.com and https://ktul.com.
OKC Energy FC, as many of you may know, is Oklahoma’s professional soccer team. They play in OKC at Taft Stadium and are entering their sixth season beginning on March 16th. The team has been quite successful over its lifespan. They have clinched the playoffs four times out of their six seasons. In 2015 and 2017 they made it to the western conference finals and the semifinals in 2016.
Who will be representing Energy FC at the event?
Billy Walton and Dustin McCorkle will be the professionals representing OKC Energy FC this Wednesday at our networking event. Billy is the Director of Fan Experience and Event Production while Dustin is a Sales Advisor. They are interested in networking with students majoring in communications, marketing, PR, and sports administration. They will be looking to fill full-time, part-time and internship positions. Billy is an OU alum while Dustin is a Texas Tech alum.
The organization has programs to give back and support the community that supports them. For example, their program called Fields & Futures gives two dollars for every ticket sold to building and maintaining athletic fields in OKC. They also provide camps and clinics for children to get involved in and learn about the sport.
The organization has their own podcast series to keep fans updated and involved in the club. They also provide club news and the FC league news to make it easier for the fans to keep up. We are excited to bring Energy FC to our networking event.
Founded in 2007, Brides of Oklahoma strives to help Oklahoma couples create their dream wedding by connecting them with the best wedding professionals in the state. Brides of Oklahoma caters to their brides via magazine, which is published twice a year in January and July, and through digital media such as social media and blogs. They also provide a monthly eNewsletter, The Bridal Buzz, which is delivered directly to the inboxes of brides and wedding enthusiasts in order to keep them informed on all the new local bridal buzz.
Brides of Oklahoma is under the umbrella brand, Wedlink Media, which is a collective of local, luxury bridal publications and online/social resources including Brides of North Texas, Brides of Austin and Brides of Houston. Each brand uses an array of multimedia platforms, including the magazine, website, daily blog and social media to connect couples planning to the best local wedding vendors available in their market.
Co-founders and publishers, Ashley Bowen Murphy and Kami Huddleston, alongside and their team of wedding experts have helped create and connect clients to wedding vendors the past 12 years. We are excited to have Brides of Oklahoma represented at the Networking Event again this year. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with this exciting and growing media company.
Resolute PR is a Tulsa-based public relations firm. Resolute focuses on public relations, marketing, advertising, event planning, digital marketing and creativity. We are excited to announce that Resolute PR is coming to the Annual Communications Networking Event.
CEO Nicole Morgan, APR is a 2006 graduate of OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications. A first generation American and APR-accredited by the Public Relations Society of America, Nicole works to leverage Resolute's people, processes, services and technology to ensure quality work is delivered to the firm’s clients. In addition, she works with account managers to develop strategies and tactics for public relations and marketing campaigns.
A master at keeping complex projects on task and within budget while clearly communicating her clients’ brands, Nicole has led a variety of largescale projects, including events drawing more than 60,000 people, product launches and rebranding initiatives. Her efforts have landed articles in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Business Journal in addition to numerous awards, including the 2007 SilverLink Best of Show and 2009 Young Professional of the Year from the Public Relations Society of America.
Director of Account Services Maria Grimm is scheduled to represent Resolute at the Event. She oversees and assists a team of Account Executives & Account Coordinators by helping with strategic planning through curating well-crafted PR & Marketing strategies that are more than just tactics.
According to Resolute’s website, the organization was “built on the principle that hard work, consistency, determination and devotion to its clients is the formula for creating a successful public relations agency.” Resolute PR is skilled and seasoned in advertising, perfecting the company’s craft by producing video and audio, billboard, television, radio and online advertising. For more information, visit www.resolutepr.com.
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The hardest part for many students attending the networking event is picking out what to wear. Business casual can be hard to pin down, especially if you want to look fashionable while wearing it. If you are looking for ways to make business casual your own, or to get outside the box of the typical pantsuit, consider adding some of these pieces to your wardrobe. With the help of MODMuze, Stillwater’s Lifestyle and fashion Magazine, we put together a list of fashionable pieces that you can find at stores around Stillwater!
If putting pieces together isn’t your strong suit, go for a jumpsuit. Find a jumpsuit like this one from Greige Goods with a little more length, and add a blazer to upgrade the look to business casual. Jumpsuits come in many varieties so it’s easy to find one that looks great on you and can be incorporated into business casual attire.
2. Trendy Dress
When going for a safe business casual look, many women opt for pants or the tradition pencil skirt. However, a professional looking dress is an easy way to step outside that box. A more nontraditional dress like this one from Greige Goods, like a jumpsuit, can be paired with a blazer to elevate the look to business casual.
3. Printed skirt
If you want to step outside the realm of the simple black pencil skirt, a plaid or tweed skirt is a great way to mix it up. A skirt like this one from Pecks Lodge is a great example, however in a business casual setting the skirt should reach the top of the knee.
4. Classic jacket
For the men, go for a vintage looking jacket like the one seen here from Pecks Lodge. This style of jacket can be paired with slacks or dark, tailored denim to achieve the business casual look.
This same classic men’s jacket can be repurposed for an oversized look on the ladies. Pair with slim fit pants or a professional form-fitting dress to balance the oversized jacket. Raid your boyfriends or your dad’s closet to experiment with this look.
7. Stylish pants
If slacks aren’t you thing, step outside the pantsuit box and incorporate some more interesting pants into you business casual wardrobe. The plaid pants in the center are perfect to pair with a blouse and heels, or go for the wide-legged green pants paired with a blazer for a less traditional look.
While it’s tempting for men to go for a matching suit, multiply your business casual warbobe by mixing and matching like the model on the left. Pairing the black jacket with the red pants looks sharp and stands out from the monotone suit pairings.
8. All over Print
Another way for mento stand out from the crowd is to don a printed suit like the model on the right. The blue plaid is nontraditional, but perfect for the business casual setting.
Models Styled by Madeline Manning
Photos by Jill Cope, Kelly Kerr, Katie Cohen
What to bring:
For men, appropriate business casual attire is dress slacks or chinos, a shirt with or without a tie, dark socks, and dress shoes. Do not wear jeans or shorts.
Women should wear a combination of a skirt or dress slacks, blouse, sweater, twinset, an optional jacket or pantyhose with closed-toe shoes.
Networking can be hard, especially if it's your first time. But that is what these events are for, to get to know professionals and the individuals around you in order to build relationships and confidence in your skills. So what should you expect from this networking event? Check out the 7 tips below in order to prepare:
1. Arrive on time
If you follow these tips, you are sure to build a successful network. Just remember to bring your best self!
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The Networking event is only four days away! So now that you’re starting to prepare for the event, let’s discuss one of the most stressful details – what are you going to wear?
The event has a business casual dress code. Business casual promotes a professional image while allowing more casual and relaxed clothing. Appropriate business casual wear includes slacks or khakis, dresses or skirts, blouses or dress shirts, polo shirts, sport coats and loafers or dress shoes. If you’re planning on wearing a skirt or dress, make sure it’s knee-length or below.
Being dressed appropriately will make you feel comfortable and confident at the event. Avoid wearing jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, hats and strapless tops.
The Communications Networking Event is an opportunity to expand your network with leaders in the industry. By dressing business casual and being confident, you can focus on meeting with the professionals and advancing your career.
We look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday, March 7 at 12 p.m. in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center!