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PR student Charlie Foster represents Baylor at NAB Conference in Las Vegas

May 2, 2013

Charlie-Foster

Baylor interns at NAB. PR major Charlie Foster is on the far right.
Also pictured are Michael Fuller, Colleen Decker, and Cameron Bohls.
(Photo by Michael Fuller)

By Adam Harris, journalism student

Baylor public relations student Charlie Foster had the experience of a lifetime when he was selected to serve as an intern at the National Association of Broadcasters annual conference from April 6-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The conference showcases the newest technology in the digital media world with more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries. This year Foster, junior public relations major from Carrollton, Texas, jumped at the opportunity to join both Dr. Corey Carbonara and Dr. Daniel Shafer of the Film and Digital Media division at the show.

Foster, along with five FDM majors, was among influential members of the media world. Among speakers at the convention were "Titanic" and "Avatar" Director James Cameron as well as Hollywood Producer Jon Landau.

"I got to work with the press and media department through NAB," Foster said.

Dr. Carbonara, former product manager of high-definition systems at Sony, was instrumental in Foster's networking experiences during the trip.

"The first person we met when we got there was the vice president of Paramount Pictures," Foster said.

Senior Film and Digital Media major Colleen Decker was among the students on the trip with Foster.

"NAB show is a one stop shop of all the most cutting edge, must-see technology and genius people you will ever meet. This trip was by far one of, if not the best, experiences I was able to be a part of at Baylor," Decker said.

Foster also had the opportunity to give a tour to Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon.

"He's big on technology and education," Foster said. "The conference gave him an opportunity to see what he's advocating for in Congress.

Cameron Bohls and Michael Fuller, both FDM juniors, were the other two members of the team with Foster and Decker.

Foster has plans to participate in the Baylor in New York program in spring of 2014. He currently interns with Baylor Career and Professional Development.