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The National Broadcasting Society is a student organization whose purpose is to connect electronic media students with other students interested in the same profession, as well as connect students to electronic media professionals.
Students within the organization have opportunities to attend a regional conference and competition, and this year it will take place in Austin. Students are allowed to see professional studios where Hollywood movies are filmed. They also can meet professionals who know the industry.
“It’s a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and really get the feel for what it is you want to do as your career,” Luisa Mireles, NBS president, said.The competition aspect of the conference gives students a chance to submit their best-completed work in their corresponding category. The conference and competition take place on November 11-12.
The winners of the regional competition can also send their project to compete at a national level. Thereafter the productions are judged. This part of the competition will take place on March 20-25, 2012, in New York.
The National Broadcasting Society has many national titles under its belt.
It is a student-driven organization that promotes philanthropy.
“We are always out there helping people that need any audio or video work done just by community service,” Sheryl Proctor, vice president of NBS, said.
“Broadcasting is the business of networking,” Ryan Hazelwood, NBS adviser and a broadcast engineer in the Department of Communication, said. “The hands on training that students get from broadcasting is invaluable.”
The National Broadcasting Society meets every Thursday at noon in room 145 of the Fine Arts and Humanities building. They try to have something special every meeting whether it is a guest speaker within their field, plans to promote philanthropy or to raise funds for competition.