Samson students learn about communications options Nov. 22

Media, Communications and Information Technology Career Fair held at high school

Students and guests at Samson Secondary School in Maskwacis enjoyed a day full of career options and ideas Nov. 22.

The Media, Communications and Information Technology Career Fair was held in the auditorium all day, with multiple guest speakers giving students insight into careers in the communications world.

The day began with opening greetings and invocation followed by the first speaker, Samson Chief Vern Saddleback.

Saddleback explained he’s spent his life working with computers and information technology, and these fields allow a successful lifestyle.

Saddleback said technology every few years gets smaller and more efficient and also explained how software and hardware works.

The chief said this is an exciting time to work in technology because the field is booming and expanding every year.

Newspaper man

The second speaker was Ponoka News editor Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye. He spoke about jobs in the newspaper world in general, and also indigenous people working in the media.

Heyden-Kaye described some of the work he has done in the newspaper world tackling issues like discrimination and racial bias, and also talked about how important it is to develop relationships. Such relationships allow the newspaper to reflect the entire community, not just a vocal part of it.

Heyden-Kaye also noted a journalism job is great for an independent, energetic person, as most of the reporting is done by or two people. He also pointed out that a journalist’s reputation is important, so he values honesty and integrity.

More guests

The event also featured presentations from Global News personality Daintre Christiansen and AMSA publisher and CEO Bert Crowfoot, booths from various post-secondary institutions, a wrap-up from MC Communications, lunch and door prizes.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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