By Dioni L. Wise
The UNITY News Online
If you’re like me, you’re a little sad that the UNITY convention is coming to a close. On the bright side, you still have Saturday to make the most of your trip. Yay! Before you head to the airport or Amtrak station, check out the opportunities listed below.
1. NETWORK: Saturday is the last day to talk with recruiters at the Career Fair and Media Expo and mingle with current and potential co-workers. Make the final rounds at the fair from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; the media reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
2. PARTY: Close out the convention with a bang at three parties in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and towers.
AAJA/UNITY Karaoke Night, Exhibition Hall A, 9 p.m.
NABJ Tampa Kick-Off Party, Chicago Ballroom, 9 p.m.
NAHJ ¡Vamos Pa’ Puerto Rico!, Chicago Ballroom, 10:30 p.m.
3. ATTEND WORKSHOPS: Workshop topics range from ethical immigration coverage to maximizing internships to reaching an offline audience in an online world.
4. EAT DEEP DISH PIZZA: Take a bite of one of Chicago’s well-known delicacies. Here’s a suggestion. Visit Pizzeria Uno, the birthplace of this Chicago-style pizza, at 29 E. Ohio St.
5. SEE THE LIGHTS: Tonight Chicago celebrates its 51st Annual Venetian Night. Thirty-five boats will be aglow with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan. A musically synchronized fireworks display will follow the parade.