Date of graduation: May 2008
Employer: Highwoods Properties
Location: Raleigh, NC
Job Title: Communications Specialist
Carolina Week Title: Reporter
Carolina Week Testimonial: Carolina Week offers the best opportunity for students to gain real newsroom experience – plain and simple. I never had an internship, but telling my future news director about my involvement with CW was enough to land me my first job as a producer in Raleigh. Many college graduates dreaming to break into the biz have never put together a package – let alone touched a camera. I’m extremely grateful to the CW staff. They encouraged me to work hard and never settle. You can always find better video or write more conversationally and creatively. The writing experience was perhaps the most important since that’s what I’m now paid to do. I’ve also met some of my best friends in the CW newsroom. My life would truly never be the same without that experience at Carolina.