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Communications Specialist in the MxCC Marketing department and Program Assistant for MxCC's Center for New Media.

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Students in the Center for New Media (Broadcast-Cinema, Communication, Fine Arts/Graphic Design, and Multimedia majors) at Middlesex Community College are invited to an exclusive orientation JUST FOR YOU!

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After the New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 25, join us for a specialized orientation, just for students in the Center for New Media, at 11:30 a.m in Chapman room 605. Download the flyer.

This orientation is a great way to get on the right track before you start your college career at MxCC! You will learn information relevant to being in the Center for New Media such as:

– Facility hours and access
– Production course expectations
– Tutoring
– Standardized software
– Equipment certification
– Using network drives
– Internship information
– and an in-depth tour of the new facility

Sign up for the Center for New Media orientation.

stephanienelsonOn Saturday, July 25, 2015 Middlesex Community College, Wesleyan University, and the family and friends of Stephanie Nelson are hosting Blackbird: A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This benefit will feature a dinner and concert in honor of Ms. Nelson, MxCC student, and the first Broadcast Communications and Multimedia intern from Middlesex Community College at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts. Ms. Nelson passed away in January. Proceeds from the benefit will create a scholarship to support future Middlesex Community College students interning at Wesleyan University.

The dinner will be held at Middlesex Community College’s Founders Hall Pavilion, located at 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; followed by a concert held in Ms. Nelson’s honor at Wesleyan University’s Crowell Concert Hall, located at 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown at 8 p.m. A 21-person “all-star band” will be performing The Beatles’ “White Album” (1968) in its entirety. The album features the Paul McCartney tune “Blackbird,” one of Ms. Nelson’s favorite songs.

Andrew Chatfield, who was Ms. Nelson’s internship supervisor, is the Press and Marketing Director for Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts. Following her internship, Ms. Nelson also worked briefly as Mr. Chatfield’s assistant. He is coordinating the event, and is also playing drums at the concert. Mr. Chatfield was impressed by Ms. Nelson’s skills, personality, and commitment to MxCC and Wesleyan.

“We all appreciated the energy and light that Stephanie brought to our office, and to everything she did,” said Mr. Chatfield. “Her enthusiasm around various phone-calling campaigns resulted in attendance of several groups to Center for the Arts events during her internship, as well as coverage by local media. She also recruited five restaurant partners for a special Valentine’s Day promotion as part of an Arts Catalyze Placemaking Program in 2014.”

“Stephanie was a special young woman with a smile as big as her heart, making her mark at MxCC and at Wesleyan University,” said Rich Lenoce, Director of the Center for New Media at MxCC, where Ms. Nelson was a student. “Like her family here at MxCC, Stephanie developed a special family at Wesleyan, and created another bridge between our two schools.”

Tickets are $45 for dinner and the show, $25 for the show only. To purchase tickets, you may call (860) 983-8625 or (860) 882-9415. Concert tickets can also be purchased at Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe, 396 Washington Street, Middletown; and at Illiano’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 534 Washington Street, Middletown. Donations can be made to the scholarship fund by visiting mxcc.edu/donate and adding a note that clearly states that it is for the “Stephanie Nelson Scholarship Fund.”

Students

Congratulations of Karla Santos ’15, recent graduate, who is now interning at WTNH Channel 8.

As the News Intern, she mainly works at the assignment desk investigating stories, writing stories, and setting up interviews. She goes out on the field with photographers and reporters to shoot interviews and sometimes broadcasts live from location. She also sits in the control room during live shows and learns how the producers and directors run the live shows. Weather is a different department, but she has had the opportunity to go out with meteorologists and cover weather related stories.

Karla credits Middlesex Community College for preparing her for this internship. She felt that the writing, editing, and production courses were more than useful and trained her well for this opportunity.

“I have to admit that I was nervous, but I knew that MxCC had prepared me with a set of skills that were perfect for the position,” said Karla. “Before the interview, I talked to some professors that gave me professional advice, and that helped build my confidence.”

The internship process was smooth. She applied for the internship and sent all of the needed documents with a recommendation letter from Peter Galgano, media associate for the Center for New Media. The best part was she found out the same day that she was selected for the internship!

Karla’s goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism at UCONN, where she is transferring to this fall. Someday she would love to be a reporter to broadcast the news. This internship seems like the perfect stepping stone to reach her career goals.

Videos

We are proud to present Career Connect, a series of educational videos on LinkedIn, geared towards today’s job seekers navigating this digital age.

With so many employers using it to find job candidates these days, LinkedIn’s social media network is fast becoming an essential part of any job search strategy. Want to learn more about this networking tool already being utilized by more than 300 million people? Our Career Connect video series provides tips on setting up your profile page, getting recommendations, and using LinkedIn to help showcase your workforce skills and experience. 

This video series was produced MxCC’s Corporate Media Center in collaboration with the CT Department of Labor. For the full list of videos in this series, click here.

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.


Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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