Cox scores job through seminar networking

Chris Cox(June 29, 2012) Chris Cox had high expectations when he traveled from Louisiana to North Carolina for STAA’s recent One Day Ticket to Sportscasting Success seminar. He knew he would gather outstanding career building insights from some of sportscasting’s biggest names, but he got more than that. He got a job. An STAA client, Cox has been hired as a sports talk host at 103.7 The Game in Lafayette, LA.

In addition to hosting a daily show Mondays through Fridays, Cox will have duties for high school and University of Louisiana-Lafayette football and will assist the station’s digital efforts.

“I can’t speak for everyone but attending the seminar has paid off for me,” Cox grins.

Since December, Cox has been hosting a bi-weekly sports talk show for Cumulus Broadcasting in Shreveport. He learned of his new opportunity when, by sheer coincidence, he chose to sit at a table at the seminar where another Shreveport resident and STAA client, KLFY-TV sports anchor/reporter Jeff Horchak was seated. “We started chatting, and through that, I learned that this new sports station in Lafayette LA was hiring. He gave me the number of the GM and put in a good word for me.”

Less than two weeks later, Cox had a new job.

“I was in a very bad position and sending out tons of resumes every time I saw one of the job postings [on the STAA website]. I was having no luck and the jobs were all for some very far away place that would take me away from my girlfriend and family,” Cox says.

“It’s an amazing opportunity. Jeff helped me out a ton. I am glad I picked the right table at the seminar.

“Thank you [STAA] so much for what you do and for the networking opportunities you provide your members. I am very lucky to have been given this chance. If it wasn’t for your seminar I would probably still be stuck!”

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