Park Forums FALL 2020 (SLI, CC)


IC Engage RSVP/Registration All sessions are conducted via ZOOM Video Conference (Park Professional Development to host and/or partners, i.e., IC Philanthropy & Engagement, Career Services, Office of Student Engagement, School of Business)Park Professional Development will offer a series of virtual forums to make new connections, spark insights, and build momentum in our shared interest in communications. We'll gather online in an open, accessible format that engages our community and allies in driving the discussion around our mutual industries and professions. [September 15 - December 18]

ALL SESSIONS: Student Leadership Institute (SLI, Office of Student Engagement), and Career Connections (CC, School of Business) credit eligible.

The Park Conversation series will provide an opportunity for students to interact with an industry professional in an informal setting that provides for brief remarks focusing on the “career pathway” of the speaker in reflection and advice pushing forward for the next generations of employees. The conversation will offer an opportunity for students to introduce themselves to the speaker and to ask questions. Each session will also allow for one to one breakout sessions at the conclusion of the general forum.

(COMPLETED) TUES, Sept 15 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. Bryan Delaney IC'19 Outreach & Communications Coordinator, American Highway Users AllianceTUES, Sept 29 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. Elena Haskins IC'18 Associate Designer, PEI MediaTUES, October 13 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. To be announced.THURS, October 15 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. Stephen McDermott IC’97 Photographer/Film DirectorTUES, October 20 ~ 12:10 -1:05 p.m. Tanya Hutchinson IC'89 Communications Representative & MMJ/Machinist UnionTHURS, October 29 ~ 12:20 - 1:05 p.m. Natalie Morrision IC'17 Public Relations Strategist at D'Addario & Company, Inc.TUES, November 3 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. To be announced.TUES, November 10 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. Charlotte Robertson IC'18 Digital Director at the U.S. SenateSUN, November 15 ~ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tate Johnson IC'17 Experiential Marketing at Unilever + Marketing Manager at Electric HawkTUES, December 1 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m Jake Godgart IC'12 Product Marketing Manager, Rapid7TUES, December 8 ~ 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. To be announced.

The Park Podcast series extends the dialogue of the conversations and roundtable series and allows listeners to tune in at their leisure. The podcast segments go live at the end each month and links will be posted publicly and here on Intercom. Host: Savannah Dames IC'22 Roy H Park School of Communications

September 2020 ~ Faith Chadwick IC '17, Public Information Officer, IndyGoOctober 2020 ~ Kylee Roberts IC '18, Communications & Development Associate, The Lower East Side Girls Club of New YorkNovember 2020 ~ Eli Serota IC '17, Senior Consultant, FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

The Park Roundtable series will convene leading experts, practitioners, and Park faculty in a formal panel presentation to explore key issues in the industries and professions. [Partnership with Philanthropy & Engagement]

October 8, 2020 ~ Sports Media (panelists to post soon!) 12 - 1 p.m. November 12, 2020 ~ Strategic, Organizational, Corporate Communications (panelists to post soon!) Time TBDNovember 19, 2020 ~ Freelance, Contract, Consultants across all communications industries (panelists to post soon!) Time TBDDecember 3, 2020 ~ Worldwide Entertainment all industries (panelists to post soon!) Time TBDDecember 10, 2020 ~ Theme to be determined, information on panelists, and time to post soon!

The Park Portfolio Review is a professional dialogue that will provide feedback, career advice, and/or new perspectives on student work. [Partnership with Park Departments/Programs & Career Services]

In development! Target dates include (subject to change):

October 26-30, 2020 Park Portfolio Review Sessions [Entire Week] in developmentNovember 3 - December 4, 2020, Park Portfolio Review Sessions [Entire Week] in development

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Ann-Marie Adams, We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Tuesday, September 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

More dates through December 18, 2020


Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.