Kathy Killian, the vice president of human resources for the Philadelphia Phillies and Jaclyn Vocell, the life coach on popular MTV’s hit show “Made” will speak to students at West Virginia University on Saturday, April 20 for the speaker series; “Advice from the Pros.” The event, presented by the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Office of the President and the Office of Student Affairs, is from 7-9 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballroom. Attendance is free and the Morgantown community is invited to attend.

The event will focus on Women with Careers in Sports, Media and Entertainment. Jeanette Robertson from Underarmour and IFBB Bikini Pro Becky Clawson will join Kilian and Vocell as panelists, and Marc Williams, a doctoral student from the College of Education and Human Services, will moderate the event.

Williams and ESPN’S Jay Harris are the co-creators of the “Advice From The Pros” series. Williams is also the CEO of the award-winning band marketing firm Williams Communications, LLC. The speakers will give advice about women in their industry, having integrity, the importance of education, the value of networking and relationships.

“The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to support this event that highlights the ever advancing inclusion of women in the sports and media industry,” said David M. Fryson the chief diversity officer for the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “This event is a celebration of the achievements of our distinguished panel as we learn significant lessons from their success. We are honored to participate in this event as a way to inform our University community of the great opportunities within this expanding industry.”

Said David Durham, director of the WVU Career Services Center, “We are very excited to be part of the ‘Advice From the Pros’ speaker series. Events of this nature are critical to our mission of helping our graduates become among the nation’s leaders in career readiness. Many of our graduates are interested in career fields that are difficult to break into. Sports, media and entertainment are perfect examples. Graduates planning for careers in any of these areas will need to understand these challenges and recognize what is required to be successful in them. Events like this will provide our grads with a key advantage and are becoming a more significant part of our programming at the WVU Career Services Center.”

The event is co-sponsored by: the Office of Housing and Residential Education,University Relations/Video, the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, U92 FM, the Career Services Center, The Student Government Association, The Mountaineer Maniacs, UniversiTees and Williams Communications, LLC.



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