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Get a Job! Society of Professional Journalists Boot Camp

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, two IUP Journalism Department alumni will lead a seminar in how to get and hold a job after graduation amid a recession.

  • Louis Estrada (IUP JRNL 1988) was a reporter for The Washington Post for ten years until 2006, when he left to become the primary caregiver to his infant son. He continues to contribute articles, mainly advance obituaries, to the Post.
  • Dianne DeLisa (IUP JRNL/Comm Media, 1987) was a news producer/director at WJAC-TV in Johnstown for seven-and-a-half years, a marketing communications coordinator at Conemaugh Health System for twelve-and-a-half years, and has been a communications specialist/technical writer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation in Johnstown for two-and-a-half years and counting.

SPJ logoThis free event is the second in a series of Society of Professional Journalists-sponsored J-Jobs Boot Camps. The events are designed to assist Journalism majors with career planning and to provide networking opportunities.

The January 27 event is scheduled for Davis Hall, Room 418, from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served prior to the presentation. A question-and-answer period will follow presenters’ remarks.

Questions? Contact professor David Loomis, 724-357-4411 or doloomis@iup.edu. Or contact a 2009-2010 SPJ officer:

  • Journalism Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 434
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4411
  • Fax: 724-357-7845
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.