The Press Club of Southeast Texas and the Lamar University department of Communication will host a mixer for area media professionals and students, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 12. Admission is free
“We hope to get a good turnout from members of the local media,” Andy Coughlan, Press Club board member, said. “This is a great opportunity for students to meet professionals in their fields of study, and a chance for professionals to share their knowledge with the next generation.
“They may find their next employees or co-workers there.”
The event will feature refreshments and a chance to see the work on display in the gallery.
“Events like this are vital,” Natalie Tindall, Communication department chair, said. “Without extracurricular activities and events that connect students and faculty to industry, we wouldn’t be able to help out students achieve professional success in Southeast Texas and beyond.“
A brief gallery talk will be held at 7 p.m.
“Building relationships between Lamar’s students and the Press Club is vital to help students develop their skills,” Coughlan said. “We need to keep up with the next generation of media professionals.”
For more information, visit the Press Club or LU Communication Department Facebook pages.