One of our favorite programs we run each year is our Student Mentoring Program, which is now looking for its fifth class of mentees.

This link will take you to our application!

The competitive program selects three students from a pool of applicants from local colleges and universities and prepares a customized mentorship program for participant. This allows students to build connections, gain insight on their intended career field, and acquire valuable feedback in a personalized setting.

Students will meet with broadcast professionals from May to July with their team of six mentors and be assigned a coach from the BBA to help monitor their progress.

Each of my mentors gave me great information about everything from writing to networking. Their advice was instrumental in helping me secure a job in media months after graduation. Being a mentee with the BBA was a great experience and for anyone considering working in media I highly recommend applying.

Kelly Khatib, 2017 Student Mentoring Program Participant and News Assistant at Spectrum News Buffalo

Our network of mentors is far and wide with local mentors from WKBW-TV, WIVB-TV, WGRZ-TV, Spectrum News Buffalo, WBFO-FM, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and Entercom. Other mentors are scattered across the country at FOX Sports, CNN, VH1, and stations across the country.

Upon completion of the program, the three students will be recognized in front of the Western New York broadcasting community at our 2020 Hall of Fame Gala.

Applications are now being accepted until Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Our previous mentees are enjoying great careers in broadcasting including our entire first class from 2016 back working in Buffalo. Previous mentees include Joe Stojek, Greg Garrett, and Jackie Roberts (first column, top to bottom), John Hollinger, Kelly Khatib, and Noah Maciejewski (second column, top to bottom), Monica Manney, Cordell Cumming, and Allison Staebell (third column, top to bottom), and Daisy Jaime, I’Jaz Eberhardt, and Patrick Ryan (fourth column, top to bottom).

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