College Students Welcome at POMA Conference
College students, if you’ve ever
- Flipped through the pages of Field and Stream magazine and wondered how in the world someone could get paid to write about fishing or hunting
- Sat in front of the television dreaming of one day seeing your own face on the Sportsman Channel
- Dreamed of shooting the photography for an outdoor website or video a fishing tournament for television
- Dreamed of making the outdoor industry your career
Then the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) has a deal for you and can help your dreams come true.
This summer, from August 10 - 13, hundreds of the biggest names in the outdoor industry will be converging on Ogden, Utah, to attend POMA’s annual conference, and you’re invited.
POMA Offers College Students Scholarships to Outdoor Conference
POMA understands the importance of investing in the next generation of outdoor industry leaders. That’s why the organization is waiving all conference attendance fees. Student attendees are responsible for their own lodging and transportation expenses, but everything else is included -- special student program, business sessions, networking events, product testing events, meals and more.
If you’ve ever considered a career in the outdoor industry, you may never get a networking opportunity like this again. Forget sending out blind resumes hoping for a response. Come to POMA and rub elbows with some of the top editors, communication experts, public relations gurus, and business owners in the industry.
POMA members, like Tony Smotherman, Jim Zumbo, Tom Gresham, Brandon Butler, Stephanie Mallory, Tom Opre and so many more are willing and excited to help guide your career aspirations.
Students must be:
- enrolled in an accredited college full time
- at least 18 years of age
- studying communications, journalism or a program focused on wildlife management or conservation
POMA is a traditional outdoor sports media organization focusing on fishing, shooting, hunting and trapping, whose mission is fostering professionalism in communications at all levels, helping members build businesses and fostering the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.
POMA's membership also includes outdoor industry companies/organizations like the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Archery Trade Association, American Sportfishing Association, National Rifle Association Association, Browning, Mossy Oak, Smith & Wesson, and hundreds of others, are Corporate Partner members.
Don’t let an opportunity like this pass you by. There are no strings attached. Just come and learn what it takes to make it in the outdoor media industry.
Register Now - First Come, First Served
POMA will pay the full $220 registration fee for student attendees. All that is required at registration is a $50 refundable deposit.