Media Communication Student Selected for IRTS Minority Career Workshop

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Joshua Romero, a junior Media Communication major, was selected to attend the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation’s Minority Career Workshop in March 2004.

Romero will be traveling to New York to participate in this two-day program with approximately 100 other students and recent graduates that were competitively selected for the program.

“There is no doubt in my mind that my work last semester with video and journalism, as well as my blossoming work in radio, had a lot of weight on my application,” said Romero.

The program begins with a comprehensive orientation to the electronic media industry.

On the second day, participants have an opportunity to be interviewed by recruiters from approximately 30 major media corporations. Past recruiters have included ABC, CBS, NBC, and Viacom.

According to, as many as 28 percent of those attending a recent career workshop were hired, or secured an internship as a direct result of the event.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” said Romero. “Ever since I switched to Media Communications this past fall, I have felt like I have found my vocational calling.”

Romero is actively involved in KPLR, the campus radio station, and filmmaking activities within his classes.

“The Communication and Theatre department does well in preparing us for life after college and this is proof of what the Media Communication program can do for its students,” said Romero.

The IRTS Foundation is a charitable organization which offers educational programs and career assistance to those interested in the communication industry.