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Communications Department Creates Opportunities for Students

February 21st-24th was Communications Career week here at Hilbert College.

There were many activities such as a Sports Media Panel, Filmmaking Seminar, Marketing Seminar, and more.

During this time, students had the opportunity to tour two of Buffalo’s most popular production studios, WNED/PBS and WKBW (Channel 7 News).

“The purpose of career week is to connect our students with as many industry professionals and opportunities as possible. We want to show students different avenues into the industry and give them an idea of what it is like to work in an exciting field,” said Justin Sondel, a professor of digital media and communications, and the main organizer of Communications week.

At WNED, students learned about media production including live programing, radio, talk shows, audio, camera work, and more. Upon walking into the WKBW studio, Jeff Russo, anchor and reporter, as well as sports director for Channel 7 news, Matt Bove, welcomed the students and answered many questions about working in the field of journalism.

Students also watched the live taping of the noon broadcast anchored by Hannah Buelher, and meteorologist Mary Wrobel.

Jamal Harris, a digital media and communications major who attended the trip says “The news tour was definitely interesting, glad I went on it. Just cool for me personally, the news where the reporters were and the live studio.”

This was a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in communications, media, journalism or politics.

Students were able to ask experienced professionals questions one-on-one, see behind the scenes like audio and visuals, as well as learn about the dedication it takes to embark on this career path.

Keep an eye out for other fun and informative opportunities on Hilbert Campus. You can stay informed by checking your email and the school website for weekly updates, in addition to following Hilbert on instagram.

● @hilbert_involement

● @cab_hilbert

● @hilbert_comm

  • @the_hilbert_scribe

Check out WNED’s and WKBK’s websites for internship opportunities.

Tappo Igloos Offer a Unique Experience

The Igloo experience at Tappo Restaurant is perfect for a night out with friends, celebrations, or a romantic evening. Tappo offers a variety of delicious entrees and desserts, in addition to their wide selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. Located at 338 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY, these igloos are only 20 minutes away from the Hilbert campus.

This unique twist on fine dining is quite extraordinary. In the comfort of an outdoor, heated, glass dome, you and up to 7 others can enjoy an abundance of food and drinks. All groups are able to choose 2 choices of wine, one warm beverage (for the party), first and second course meals, finished off with an assorted platter of desserts. 

“It’s a cute little place, it’s very inexpensive. I think it’s a great place to go.” Says Nadia Loggans, who had previously dined in an igloo for a family dinner. 

Things to know before placing a reservation

  • 8 people is the maximum per igloo, with a 2 hour time limit (small group packages Thursday-Sunday, 1.5 hour time limit)
  • Igloos must be reserved online, 48 hours in advance
  • You must choose a dining package prior to arrival. Gluten free options are available.
  • Tappo also has a traditional restaurant, with indoor and rooftop dining. There is often live music, and DJs on the weekend. Take-out and delivery are available. 
  • Tappo Restaurant and the Igloo experience are family-friendly.

Tappo is open

  • Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm-9pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm-10pm
  • Sunday: 4:30pm-9pm

Tappo’s Igloos are the place to go for a one-of-a-kind full course meal. Reasonable pricing, delicious food, and a family-friendly atmosphere makes this the #1 spot for Italian cuisine in Buffalo. 

A pleased guest describes Tappo as “One of the best Italian restaurants in all of Buffalo. There are many choices for Italian Cuisine, but I always come back to Tappo!”