Summer Series

The Summer Series is a virtual hub of professional development, networking and storytelling.

This 2-month Summer Series (June 1 – August 1) will support the learning and development of the entire THF talent pool through panels, workshops, speakers and cases studies. Participants will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of relevant industry topics, diversity and inclusion, self-care, personal finance, and more!

The series also gives THF partners and supporters direct access to students and post-grad professionals.

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Featured Session:
Monday, August 10, 2020
2 p.m. EDT
Financial Management (Personal Finance and Budgeting)
with Colette Bishogo



Week 9  



Monday, July 27, 2020
2 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
6 p.m. EDT
Friday, July 31, 2020
12 p.m. EDT
Friday, July 31, 2020
1 p.m. EDT

Make Your Online Presence Work for You: A Personal Branding Workshop with Emily Miethner
Industry Resources: Center for Communication, Diverse Representation, FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, NAMIC, and WICT
THF Info Session: Summer Series Wrap-Up
Wrap-Up Networking Event | Hosted by:
Publicis Media 

Week 8

Thursday, July 23, 2020
2 p.m. EDT
Thursday, July 23, 2020
12 p.m. – 5 p.m EDT
Developing Your Personal Brand
with Sequinta Hill 
Case Competition
Hosted by TEGNA
Week 7


Monday, July 13, 2020
2 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
6 p.m. EDT
Friday, July 17, 2020
12 p.m. EDT
Allyship: Awareness to Action
with Cornell Woodson
State of the Media Industry:
Hosted by FOX Corporation 
THF Alumni Panel:
Intern to Industry Professional
Week 6
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
4 p.m. EDT
Thursday, July 9, 2020
3 p.m. EDT
Thursday, July 9, 2020
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Maximizing Mentor/Mentee Relationships: Hosted by ViacomCBS Careers in Marketing & Advertising
–  Video Investment:
Hosted by Horizon Media 
Case Competition:
Hosted by Hearst
Week 5
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
1 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, July 2, 2020
3 p.m. EDT
THF Support Sessions – Men
THF Support Sessions – Women
Week 4

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
4 p.m. EDT
Thursday, June 25, 2020
3 p.m. EDT
Time Management: Work Smarter Not Harder
with Daré Saliu-Ibiefo (Hosted by Hearst)
Journalism and Media Production
with TEGNA and THF Alumni


Week 3

Monday, June 15, 2020
2 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
3 p.m. EDT
Friday, June 19, 2020
12 p.m. EDT
Creating Content for Live and Virtual Settings with Torian Salary, Ph.D. Self-Care: Boosting Wellness While Managing Stress & Anxiety
with Dr. David Rivera

How to Build & Design a Marketing/Pitch Deck with Cathy Mevs and Niko Dahilig with iCrossing – Hosted by Hearst


Week 2

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
4 p.m. EDT
Thursday, June 11, 2020
1 p.m. EDT
LinkedIn Essentials
with Tyrona (Ty) Heath
The Qualities of An Effective Communicator
in a Live or Virtual Setting with Alexis Holman


Week 1

Monday, June 1, 2020
2 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
6 p.m. EDT
Friday, June 5, 2020
12 p.m. EDT
State of the Media Industry:
Executive Edition
Virtual Networking Strategies
with Christopher Taylor
Unpacking Unconscious Bias
with Cornell Woodson


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Board of Directors, Diversity PartnersStaff, and Supporters