On Feb. 23, Hampton (Va.) University played host to SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris and several ESPN hiring managers for a “career day.” The event was sponsored by Hampton’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.
Students from Hampton U., Norfolk State and Old Dominion participated in exercises such as a newscast with Harris and a panel discussion with ESPN representatives. Harris, an ODU alum, helped students with mock newscasts and was part of a panel discussion featuring other ESPN employees.
Acie Wyatt, senior production manager, ESPN Regional Television and Hampton alum (Class of 2000), coordinated the video documenting ESPN Day above.
Stacy Williamson, an ESPN corporate recruiter who combs many college campuses, said: “With numerous Hampton University, Norfolk State and ODU alumni participating in our campus visit, the students and faculty were able to witness the career opportunities available for current and future graduates.
“Hearing our stories through such a diverse group of ESPN panel members yielded a realistic outlook of the possible achievements that can be made with hard work and dedication to your craft.”