REBECCA HESLIN, USA Today, online life editor > My time in Technician’s (editor,
2005-2006) newsroom proved to be a onestop shop for my journalism education. I entered the job market armed with skills not taught in any classroom — the most marketable being experience in every facet of the news publishing process, something no J-school can provide.
ROB BRADLEY, D.H. Griffin Construction, marketing coordinator
> Everyone who graduates from NCSU will have a degree, but how many will have a demonstrated ability to work well in teams. Thanks to Student Media (photographer, 2002-2007), I did; and I have a career because of it.
RYLAND O. CLARK, Technimark, quality engineer > My involvement in student media (Wolf TV station manager, 20092010) allowed me to uncover my true potential. I was surrounded by a great support team that helped turn my dream into a reality and make a difference at N.C. State.
CORDERA “C.J.” GUION, State Employees’ Credit Union, financial services officer > The thing that I loved
most about Student Media was the fact that almost every decision lies in the hands of the student. As Nubian Message editor (2011-2012), it almost seemed like I was running my very own business.
National Recognition FOR YOU. FOR THE MEDIA. FOR THE UNIVERSITY. AGROMECK • Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; ACP Best of Show 2007, 2008; Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown 2004, 2007; Gold Crown 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 TECHNICIAN • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown fall 2005, spring 2006
LUCY TATUM AUSTIN, attorney > As
editor of the Agromeck (2003-2004), I learned to persevere in doing careful, detail-oriented work, cultivating a diligence which is essential in my current practice as an attorney. RYAN DANIELS, Democratic National Convention Committee, deputy press secretary > At N.C. State I learned how to create an effective pitch, which is the ability to sell an idea or story to someone. Working at Student Media (business office sales, 2005-2007) allowed me to practice what I learned and perfect my ability to pitch by selling ad space for the newspaper, radio station, and yearbook. My experience has translated into valuable skills that I’ve been able to use in every job I’ve had since graduating.
Environmental portrait, first place LUIS ZAPATA, TECHNICIAN 2011, Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper design/spread, fourth place SUSANNAH BRINKLEY, TECHNICIAN 2011, Associated Collegiate Press
WINDHOVER • Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, finalist 2011; ACP Best of Show 2003, 2010, 2011; Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown 2007, 2008 Silver Crown 2010 WKNC • Independent Weekly’s Best of the Triangle 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012; Best Radio DJ 2006, finalist 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
Published on Jun 25, 2012