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Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City  WATCH LAST YEAR'S EVENT

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Connecting Top Media Executives With Future Industry Leaders

Friday, November 1, 2019 in New York City  WATCH LAST YEAR'S EVENT

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Lorraine Branham

We Honor the Memory of Influential Leader,
Dean Lorraine Branham, Syracuse University

ODI is deeply saddened by the loss of Dean Branham. She supported ODI since inception, and we are forever grateful.

“Dean Branham was many things, most importantly a pillar in the Syracuse University community and beyond, an icon in the media industry, an academic innovator, a mentor, an educator, an inspiration and a friend,” said Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud in a statement to the campus community today.

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Posted April 9, 2019

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Navigating the Competitive Landscape

Launching your career can be full of worry and stress. At One Day Immersion in Media, Entertainment & Technology (ODI), we understand the anxiety, uncertainty and confusion that students experience as they're getting their career off the ground and pointed in the right direction.

Early career positions are limited and hard to find if you don’t know where to look and who to talk to. The players in the industry are also constantly shifting and changing. So how do you keep up, how to you compete? We’ll show you how.

Join us at this year’s conference to learn how to navigate the competive landscape so you can find your way from the classroom to the boardroom. You’ll get the inside track, learn from the smartest people in the industry, and make connections with top executives so you can start building an exciting and bright future.

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New York City

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2019 Sponsors to Date:

HBO logo The Cable Center Pace University Lubin School of Business logo Fordham Gabelli School of Business

“One Day Immersion is an important signal to students and employers that we are serious about preparing students for the media business and beyond.”
neil braun
– Neil Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
Former President, NBC Television Network
Former CEO of Viacom Entertainment

Judy McGrath
Judy McGrath
Co-Founder and President, Astronauts Wanted

Session: A Conversation With, Judy McGrath, former MTV Networks Chair and CEO, founder and CEO of Astronauts Wanted, Amazon Board Member
Judy McGrath is a veteran of MTVNetworks, a division of Viacom, where she oversaw the management and global operations of the company's multiplatform portfolio of brands. As one of the original launch team members for MTV, McGrath was elevated to Chairwoman and CEO, responsible for the creative and business direction of all the company networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Paramount TV, TV Land, LOGO and Nick At Nite.

After decades at Viacom, McGrath left to form a joint venture digital content studio with Sony Music, called Astronauts Wanted: No Experience Necessary. While at Astronauts, McGrath and her team delivered a movie starring Lily Singh to YouTube, and gave Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina, her first series, called TAWK, in partnership with Verizon. Astronauts Wanted is now a division of Embassy Row, a production company owned by Sony Television and Pictures. McGrath is currently advising the Group Nine Media brands, including NowThis news, Thrillist, Seeker and the DoDo.

Throughout her career, McGrath championed many young adult landmark series and events, including: The Real World, Unplugged, The MTV Video Music Awards, Spongebob Squarepants, iCarly, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and many other franchises. In addition, McGrath supported pro-social initiatives like Rock The Vote, the Hope for Haiti Now global benefit concert, Nickelodeon's Let's Just Play, and many more.

The Emmy® award-winning McGrath began her career at Conde Nast Publications as a writer for several of their magazines prior to joining MTV. She is on the boards of Amazon, VICE, the Global Poverty Project, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.