Kathy Killian, the Vice President of Human Resources for the Philadelphia Phillies and Jaclyn Vocell, the life coach on popular MTV’s hit show “MADE” will temporarily trade the video camera at MTV to speak to students at West Virginia University on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for the speaker series; “Advice from the Pros.” The event will focus on Women with Careers in Sports, Media and Entertainment. Jeanette Robertson from Underarmour and IFBB Bikini Pro Becky Clawson will join Ms. Kilian and Ms. Vocell as panelist for the event.
The event is presented by the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Office of the President and the Office of Student Affairs. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20th in the Mountainlair Ballroom from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is free and the Morgantown community is invited.
“The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to support this event that highlights the ever advancing inclusion of women in the sports and media industry. This event is a celebration of the achievements of our distinguished panel as we learn significant lessons from their success. We are honored to participate in this event as a way to inform our University community of the great opportunities within this expanding industry.” Says David M. Fryson, Esq., the Chief Diversity Officer for the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The event will be moderated by Doctoral Student Marc Williams from the College of Education and Human Resources. Marc is the creator of “Advice From The Pro’s speaker series and the CEO of Award winning band marketing firm Williams Communications, LLC. The speakers will give advice about the industry and they will focus on topics like career paths, the importance of education, family and sports to the value of networking in the sports industry.
David Durham, Director of the WVU Career Services Center – “We are very excited to be part of the “Advice From the Pros” speaker series. Events of this nature are critical to our mission of helping our graduates become among the nation’s leaders in career readiness. Many of our graduates are interested in career fields that are difficult to break into. Sports, media and entertainment are perfect examples. Graduates planning for careers in any of these areas will need to understand these challenges and recognize what is required to be successful in them. Events like this will provide our grads with a key advantage and are becoming a more significant part of our programming at the WVU Career Services Center.”
The event is co-sponsored by: the Office of Residence Life, WVU Television, the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, U92 FM, the Career Services Center, The Student Government Association, The Mountaineer Maniacs, and Williams Communications, LLC.