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Cronkite Starts Now: Summer Activities for Incoming Students

We can’t wait for you to join #CronkiteNation! Join us this summer to learn more about what’s ahead for your first semester, meet Cronkite leadership, and get a jump-start at the Cronkite School.

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Zoom forums for students and parents
Cronkite Jumpstart workshops
Launch Time with Career Services



Forums for Students & Parents

*NEW* Student Meetups

Get all your burning questions answered by current Cronkite students! Our student ambassadors join recruitment and admissions coordinator Samantha Incorvaia to give you insider info on life and learning at the Cronkite School.
WHEN: Aug. 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Arizona time; Aug. 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Arizona time; Aug. 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/95061050242

Undergraduate Student Forums

Join Associate Dean Jessica Pucci and Assistant Dean Melanie Alvarez to talk about the semester ahead! Bring all of your questions about Cronkite, classes and the college experience.
WHEN: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug. 4; 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/91718609239

Graduate Student Forums

Senior Associate Dean Rebecca Blatt invites incoming graduate students to discuss the Cronkite graduate experience. Say hello, ask questions, and meet each other!
WHEN: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug. 4; 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/92020599266

First-Gen Forums

Assistant Dean Melanie Alvarez and Director for Diversity Initiatives and Professor of Practice Vanessa Ruiz (who were both first-gen students themselves!) welcome all first-generation college students and their families to this Q&A.
WHEN: June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/95591175846

Transfer Student Forums

Transfer students are invited to join Associate Dean Jessica Pucci and Academic Success Coordinator Brad Longwell to discuss how to make the most of your time at Cronkite--and answer all your questions!
WHEN: June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/92334172441

Parent Forums with Cronkite Leadership

We invite parents of incoming students to join the deans of the Cronkite School every Saturday and Thursday via Zoom. Pop in to ask questions about your student’s Cronkite experience, and learn how to stay connected!
WHEN: Every Thursday (4:00-5:00 p.m.) and Saturday (12:00-1:00 p.m.) through Aug. 12
SATURDAY ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/93623865382
THURSDAY ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/99137848766

Virtual Visits

Join our Cronkite Student Ambassadors three times a week to learn more about the Cronkite School!
WHEN: Every Monday (first-year students), Wednesday (first-year students), and Friday (transfer students), 1:15 p.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/786207774, Webinar ID: 786 207 774



Cronkite Jumpstart

Learn something new in hands-on workshops co-taught by faculty and students! Our Cronkite Jumpstart series gives incoming and interested students a taste of what it’s like to learn at Cronkite, and a chance to mingle with their professors and fellow students before the semester starts.

Trust or Bust!

WHEN: June 16, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How do you know whether what you read and watch is true? Learn tips for verifying facts, and how major newsrooms are building audience trust.
WHO YOU'LL MEET: Cronkite professors Dr. Kristy Roschke and Dr. Jake Nelson
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/98620445266

Write on!

WHEN: June 23, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Participate in a writing exercise and join in the editing and writing critique process.
WHO YOU'LL MEET: Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor and former New York Times Phoenix Bureau chief Fernanda Santos
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/96291354679

Big-Impact Hashtags & Influencers

WHEN: June 30, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How strategic communication pros choose hashtags and select influencers for maximum brand impact.
WHO YOU'LL MEET: Digital Audiences Lab Director Luis Bonilla and PR Lab Director Lisa Schmidtke
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/99588491245

Becoming a Bilingual Reporter

WHEN: July 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Best practices in bilingual reporting.
WHO YOU'LL MEET: Lecturer and Cronkite Noticias director Valeria Fernández and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Professor of Practice in Health News Julio Cisneros
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/98151573922

How to Interview Athletes

WHEN: July 14, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Get insider tips (and a little practice!) on interviewing athletes.
WHO YOU'LL MEET: Director of Sports Programs Brett Kurland and Digital Director of the Cronkite News Phoenix Sports Bureau Paola Boivin
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/97639662444

Train Your Voice

WHEN: July 21, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Arizona time
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Vocal exercises for broadcast reporting, plus practice reading from a Teleprompter!
WHO YOU'LL MEET: Arizona PBS executive producer Allysa Adams
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/93857483390



Launch Time with Cronkite Career Services

Spend your “launch” time with the Cronkite Career Services team and learn useful tips to help you launch your college (and professional) career.

Making the Most of Your Time

As we near Independence Day, we'll examine ways you can optimize your newfound independence as a college student. A time management expert will share helpful tips and help you avoid potential traps that come with extra free time.
WHEN: Monday, June 29, 11:00 a.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/8944729692

Mentorship Moment

Learn all about the Cronkite mentorship programs, which match you with media professionals or fellow students to help you navigate the school year and your future career.
WHEN: Monday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/8944729692

Students' Choice!

We want you to feel prepared for the school year, so this session's up to you! Join a previous Launch Time session and submit topics of interest that'll inform this session.
WHEN: Monday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/8944729692

It's Game Time

As you get ready to start the school year, learn how to effectively tap into Cronkite Career Services for specialized help preparing for internships and other professional opportunities. We'll conduct this session as a quiz game, so bring your best answers, energy and enthusiasm!
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 10, 11:00 a.m. Arizona time
ZOOM LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/8944729692