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NATPE offers a variety of educational activities and resources through the NATPE Educational Foundation. The Foundation facilitates an exchange of ideas, talent and innovation. Our unique programs draw instructors, students and television professionals together to prepare them for their future and to shape the future of the medium.

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Ever thought about a career in media?
This event is for you!

Free Career Day, Job Fair, and Station Tour

Saturday, April 18, 2015
WLS-TV ABC7 Chicago

190 North State Street, Chicago 60601

Breakfast --- 8:00 AM
Welcome --- 9:15 AM
Panel --- 9:30 AM
Lunch & Job Fair ---  Noon
WLS Station Tour --- 2:00 PM

• Your chances of winning an iHeartMedia $1,500 scholarship are terrific (you must RSVP to be eligible)
• Meet top Chicago TV, Radio, Marketing and Communication pros
• Find out how these pros got their careers off the ground
• Learn how to nail your job interviews
• Make valuable career contacts at the free Job Fair
• Tour the impressive WLS ABC7 studios
• Breakfast and lunch are provided
• Space is limited for this event, so RSVP today!

Enter to Win One of Three $1,500 Scholarships Donated by iHeartMedia.

Scholarships will be awarded by drawings between about 9:00 AM and Noon.

Eligibility is limited to students who have previously sent an RSVP, have received a confirmation, and show their current college ID and a government-issued photo ID at the Registration Desk.

*Complete rules:

     Click here to download the flyer.

Due to overwhelming response to attend this event, we are no longer accepting R.S.V.P.s.  Thank you for your interest in NATPE's Educational Programs.  Please check back soon for announcements to R.S.V.P. and attend the next Free Student Career Day. 

Questions? Please contact:

Dick Block
NATPE Scholarship Foundation Career Day Producer

The Faculty Development Grant Program gives college and university media educators the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in a professional media environment. The Program allows teaching faculty to spend up to six weeks of the summer “interning” with a TV station, cable system, broadcast or cable network or program distributor. The goals are to increase teaching effectiveness through first-hand experience and to nurture relationships between educators and the industry.

Applicant Benefits:

  • Placement at the station/market/location of choice (whenever possible)
  • A stipend of $500 per week for up to 6 weeks
  • A full complimentary registration for the annual NATPE Market & Conference and reimbursement of up to $500 toward conference-related travel and accommodations
  • A complimentary one year NATPE Educational Membership ($95 value)

DOWNLOAD Summer Faculty Development Grant Application [postmark by February 16, 2015]

For Additional Information:

Contact: Greg Pitts
Phone: 256-627-2677

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The Faculty Fellowship Program provides selected college & university media faculty with complete access to the sessions and activities of the annual NATPE Market & Conference. The goal of the Program is twofold: to expose the educational community to current television issues and practices, and to foster improved communication and cooperation between educators and the industry.

The annual NATPE Market & Conference attracts executives from around the world for sessions featuring leaders from all facets of the global telecommunications industry, along with hundreds of exhibiting companies. NATPE promises to continue offering the world of television to all participants under one roof.

As a NATPE Faculty Fellow, you will be part of this exciting event.

Click Here to Download Application.
Deadline: All materials must be received by October 15, 2014.

Applicant Benefits:

  • Begin NATPE with an evening reception and continue with a series of specifically programmed sessions
  • Are invited to daily luncheon presentations in the "faculty lounge”
  • Attend NATPE Conference sessions exploring television programming, distribution, advertising, audience measurement and more
  • Are free to explore the exhibit floor during all regular exhibition hours
  • Receive a complimentary one-year Educational Membership ($95 value)
  • Enjoy hotel accommodations, most meals and full registration for the NATPE Market & Conference

*Note: Selected applicants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Conference.

For Additional Information:

Contact: Greg Pitts
Phone: 256-627-2677