Monday, February 10, 2014

WFUv and Student Employment

This semester, I got the wonderful opportunity to start working for WFUV, the public radio station of Fordham University. It has been operating for more than 65 years and is completely commercial free and listener supported. WFUV plays an intricate mix of folk, classic rock, and alternative music, along with its partner station, The Alternate Side. They also host events, such as the upcoming FUV Dance Party, and has musicians come in for live sessions, many of which are available online as well. 

Not only does WFUV give us, and the tri-state area wonderful music all day long, but it also hires many of Fordham's students. They hire part-time employees and they also have a number of internships available for students, including news and sports. They host workshops for interested students and at the beginning of every fall semester the take applications for interns and student employees. 

This is such a wonderful opportunity for fordham students for so many reasons. Not only is it great work experience and resume material, but it is also a great way to learn and understand this industry. Often time when students are hired in one area, it is easy to rise through the ranks and work various different positions. It is also a great opportunity and stepping stone for other communications positions at radio stations, television stations, etc. Many Fordham/WFUV alums now work for various television stations all around the New York area, onscreen and off. 

This and many other wonderful job opportunities are available for students on campus, through the student employment office. Many students, as a part of their financial aid package receive a work study position on campus, such as desk assistants, event staff, or a library aide. Work study and other various jobs on campus can be a great opportunity for work experience, of course, but it is also just another to meet other incredibly intelligent and hardworking individuals in the Fordham community. 

Want to listen to WFUV and you live in the New York area? Tune to 90.7 FM! 

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