NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull to Attend SJSU Communications Event

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull will speak on a content creation panel at San Jose State University's Turn Up Your Communications Spuler Integrated Communications Summit on Wednesday, April 22nd.

Public relations and communications students at San Jose State University are holding this event to educate students and local professionals about engaging in the current market through various forms of evolving communication platforms. Attendees will be learning from experts within the journalism, public relations, marketing, communications and advertising industries and will be speaking on topics including:

  • How to find a job

  • Analytics

  • Content creation


Keynote Speaker:

  • Bryan Kramer - CEO of Pure Matter

Panel 1 - Analytics:

  • Adobe Corporation

Panel 2 - How to Find a Job:

  • Kristina Gehret - Senior Account Executive at Glassdoor

  • Rene Siegel - President of High Tech Connect

  • Lorien Briggs - Account Manager at Crawford Group

Panel 3 - Creating Content:

  • Bridget Coates - Founder of EXP BBC

  • Marta Weissenborn - Senior Account Executive at McGrath Power

  • Ian Cull - Reporter at NBC Bay Area

  • David Ocampo - Owner of Milagro Marketing

A "South of the Border" lunch buffet will be provided, followed by a keynote speaker, three panel sessions and a "Meet Us After School" job/internship fair. Each panel session will host speakers to share their experience and expertise on a range of topics surrounding integrated communications. Each of the three panels will be offering two sessions, giving attendees the chance to attend two of the three panels.

"Meet Us After School" is a job and internship fair presented by SJSU's Public Relations Student Society of America which will allow attendees to seek career advice, internships and/or employment opportunities. Organizations at the fair include:

  • City of San Jose Environmental Services

  • Voice of Communications

  • Inner Circle Labs

  • Silicon Valley Foundation Group

  • Hoffman Agency

  • McGrath Power

  • WCG, W2O Group


San Jose State University Student Union Ballroom

211 South 9th Street, Second Floor

San Jose, CA 95192


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Integrated Communications Summit - 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Job Fair - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Purchase tickets by Thursday, April 16 here. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.


Joseph Garcia, Event Co-Chair


Audrey Diaz, Event Co-Chair


Stephanie Bautista, Job/Internship Fair Chair


About the School of Journalism and Mass Communications:

Founded more than 70 years ago, the SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communications is the largest of its kind in Northern California. We offer undergraduate degrees in advertising, journalism and public relations, as well as specialized education in reporting/editing (newspaper), photo, magazine and electronic (broadcast) journalism. Our graduate program also offers a Master's in Mass Communications.

The key element connecting these disciplines: They all require development of individual and group critical thinking skills and current events knowledge, plus the ability to communicate clearly through words, images, audio, video and other means. These skills are the single most valuable commodity a job applicant can have in today's world. There’s no better place to learn and polish these skills than the SJSU School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

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