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Earn Your Stripes

We've created a special mini series for media students at Birmingham University, giving practical tips and advice to help with career decisions.

The jobs you never knew existed

  • Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations, BBC News

  • Sandra Ogbonna, Service Delivery Coordinator, Disney

  • Craig Irving, Interim Sound Post Manager, Twickenham Film Studios

Hosted by Muki Kulhan, Managing Director, Muki International Ltd.

The panel share insight into the jobs they do and how they got their start.  We discuss the current state of play across the media job landscape and which specific media jobs are currently in-demand and thriving. 

Networking: Test drive your career

Hosted by Muki Kulhan, Managing Director, Muki International Ltd.

  • Tomasz Witkowski, Director Engineering and Technology, Twickenham Film Studios

  • Roses Okhipo, Freelance Post Producer 

  • Pippa Considine, TV Industry Journalist

Why should you start networking now and how do you go about it? The panel share some fresh advice on how to get a route in and talk about why placements matter 

Freelance career planning 

If you're thinking of going freelance, where do you start and how can you start planning.  This lively discussion talks about the challenges and benefits of going freelance and what traps to avoid! 

  • Muriel (Mo) Narh, Producer's Assistant

  • Rebecca Saw, Freelance developer in Interactive Narrative

  • Jack Watts, Head of Technology and Standards, Twickenham Film Studios 

Hosted by Muki Kulhan, Managing Director, Muki International Ltd.

Networking

Hosted by Roses Okhipo, Freelance Post Producer 

  • Alex Kann, Chief Executive, Together TV

  • Nina Goswami, Creative Diversity Lead, BBC

During this pandemic we’ve all been forced to stay indoors and stay away from others. And it’s been tough! 

 

Soon we’ll be out in the world again but you don’t need to wait until then to get up-close and personal with people - not literally!

Work it: Brand You

Applying for a job is a challenge, especially when your only weapon seems to be your CV. So how do you outshine others to get hired and then keep the spotlight firmly on you? 

 

This is where a strong personal brand comes in handy. In this episode of Earn your Stripes we are going to find out how to - Work It how to Brand You.

  • Ebony Douglas, Founder, EbonyHer

  • Nina Goswami, Creative Diversity Lead, BBC

Hosted by Roses Okhipo, Freelance Post Producer 

Getting your foot in the right door 

Hosted by Roses Okhipo, Freelance Post Producer 

  • Alex Kann, Chief Executive, Together TV

  • Tom McLoughlin, Head of Production, Territory Studio

No point sugaring the pill. This year, you are facing a creative industry and a job market which looks completely different to anything we’ve seen before

 

It doesn’t mean the opportunities aren’t there or that you can’t land your dream job.

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