The Changing Face of Professional Organizations

Since the end of World War II, professionals in all endeavors often found a great way to expand their contact with people who share similar interests was by joining professional organizations. Not only was it a place to network with others for possible job opportunities, it was a primary source to become exposed to new products and services that were available in their specialty. It was no different for people working in film, TV, radio, theater or print—what we today call 'the Media'.

For media professionals there were a handful of universities and fewer still community colleges that offered media or film studies. Today, there are hundreds of 4 year, community college, and even high school programs that offer quality training and the opportunity to network. With growing student bodies that go out into the workforce, their fellow students make an excellent network to look for job opportunities.

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