MiraCosta College announces 2014 Keynote Speaker

Courtesy of Will Keck

Courtesy of Will Keck

Monday, April 21st

MCC, San Elijo Campus, 333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff

Student Center Conference Room, Building 900

Reception: 6:00-6:30pm

Keynote speaker with Q&A to follow: 6:30-8:00pm

William Keck, Hollywood Entertainment Reporter

From The National Enquirer to the Los Angeles Times and People Magazine, Hollywood entertainment reporter William Keck has interviewed

nearly every star working today. A former staff reporter at USA Today and a senior editor at TV Guide, William will share his survival stories from his early years working as a tabloid reporter during the OJ Simpson scandal, and discuss how he was able to go ‘legit’ and gain entrance to red carpets, awards shows and film junkets, as well as the sets of today’s hottest television shows. He will also discuss how the age of social media has changed the role of a journalist, presenting both opportunities and unique challenges. Learn what to expect, what to avoid and what opportunities are available to you right now as you conceptualize your careers.

Tuesday, April 22nd

MCC, Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside

Student Center, Aztlan A & B

 “Got experience?”  11:00am-12:15p.m. Panel

Come learn how you can gain valuable job experience with an internship in communication. Hear from current and former interns about the dos and don’ts, the positives and the negatives of an MCC internship. The Career Center will be available to answer questions as well.


  • Haley Arsenault, Intern, TransWorld Media
  • Liore Barzilai, Intern
  • Brandon Beach, Intern, TransWorld Business
  • Alma Menera, Intern, Magic 92.5
  • Alana Stroud, Intern, MCC Student Activities
  • Ron Tranbarger, Intern, MCC Writing Center CAC
  • Suzie Woldeab, Intern, Versace

“How’d you land that great job?” 12:30pm-1:45p.m. Panel 

Want to know what to do with a degree in communication? Curious about what types of jobs are available in media? Come hear from professionals working in areas of radio, marketing, social media, search engine optimizer, magazines, etc. who will give you the ins and outs of the job market and what to expect as you go knocking on doors.


  • Drew Coalson, Content Syndication Manager, Grind Media
  • Jonathan Gomez, School Relations & Diversity Outreach Coordinator, MiraCosta College
  • Sheena Schleicher, Senior SEO & Search Marketing Manager, Cuker Interactive
  • Jonathan Schwartz, President/COO, 102.1 KPRI

Free parking – Do not park in “Staff” spaces


About Erin Massey Hiro

Erin Massey Hiro is a professor or Journalism at Palomar College. She lives in San Marcos.
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