Skype Q&A with Paola Boivin


Join UO AWSM Wednesday, Feb. 17 for a Skype Q&A with Paola Boivin. She is a sports columnist for the Arizona Republic and writes about the Arizona Cardinals, ASU and U of A, and more. She has been in the industry for over 20 years, and she is also a former president of AWSM! Come with any questions you have about sports writing, networking, resume building, etc.

Coffee Hour Advice

Five Pieces of Advice from UO AWSM’s Coffee Hour

By: Linden Moore 

  1. Don’t be afraid to start producing your own content. Starting to write your own pieces can you get experience before applying for internships.

  2. Explore opportunities you are interested in. You never know what might be the right fit for you, so do your research and cast your net wide.

  3. Talk with people in your field of interest. This is a great way to get advice and learn about the industry.

  4. Ask questions. The more you ask, the more you learn! It is better to ask about a position or division you interested in before starting a job and learning it is different than you thought.

  5. Be passionate about the field you choose to pursue. This shows you are willing to put in the time to do a good job.

AWSM Coffee Hour

Coffee Houruo AWSM

Come network with UO AWSM Members and learn how to get involved in sports media on campus! We have will have represnetatives from Emerald Sports, DuckTV, UO Atheltic Communications and KWVA there to talk with you.

Chat with us, have coffee and learn how to get involved!

Sports Broadcast Panel Takeaways

Four pieces of advice for a career in sports media from Preston Hiefield and Kristen Rodgers

By Jesse Dieffenbach

1. Try everything. Especially something you never thought of doing. From video production, television anchoring, to radio broadcasting. It will make you a stronger candidate for jobs while also building your portfolio; a variety of work samples is always impressive.
2. Make connections. The person you meet at a conference could be a gateway to meeting some higher-ups of your dream job. Having a large network of colleagues is essential to developing relationships with potential employers.
3. Get involved wherever you are. Learn new skills. You never know when you are going to use them.
4. Apply for anything and everything that interests you. Internships, jobs, career fairs, whatever. There are endless opportunities out there that are waiting to be taken advantage of.

Sports Broadcasters Panel

Join the Oregon chapter of AWSM in on Wednesday, January 20 as we welcome local sports broadcasters Kristen Rodgers of KEZI and Preston Hiefield of KVAL. Learn about the world of sports broadcasting, connect with other journalism students and ask questions!


Women In Flight Takeaways

Five takeaways from our meeting with Callie Wagner

By: Linden Moore

  1. Surround yourself with people who are passionate about a achieving a common goal. This is important to help make it a reality.
  2. Sometimes you don’t know what your dream job is. Just put yourself out there, it will help you find it when you least expect it.
  3. Networking is always a great opportunity. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone you aspire to work for.
  4. Passion is one of the greatest things one can bring to a job. It will make what you are doing not feel like work.
  5. Majoring in something different than the job field you go into is OK. Having a variety of skill sets can help you be more adaptable.

Winter Term Meetings 2016

Stay tuned for the announcement of our winter term workshops and speakers. So you can start planning, we meet every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Allen Hall on odd numbered weeks (1,3,5,7,9) unless stated otherwise.

Our tentative winter term schedule is the following. We will keep this list updated with dates, times and other necessary information.

  • Week 1 – January 6th at 6 p.m. in Allen Hall Room 221 
    • Callie Wagner, Assistant Director for Women In Flight
  • Week 3 – Jan 20
  • Week 5 – Feb 3
  • Week 7 – Feb 17
  • Week 9 – March 2