Alumni Make Strides in the Industry
So what happens after graduation? JOMC alumni say you have to be a go-getter, never take no for an answer and stay on your grind. Take a look at these top journalism and mass communication grads and you will see evidence of Aggie alums who are well-established in the industry!
Dexter Rashuad Mullins, Class of 2010
Desk Assistant/Production Assistant, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Career Advice: "I would encourage all students of the JOMC department to continue to reach out to the alumni and the faculty with their goals and set up a plan. Make that plan and then find a way to make it happen."
Chanel Jackson, Class of 2010
Account Executive, WKYC TV3, Cleveland OH
Career Advice: "Be educated, professional at all times and stay humble. You have to be better than the next person. Pray and work hard."
Starkeisha Sade Connor, Class of 2009
Producer, Yolanda Adams Morning Show
Career Advice: "One must be driven in order to succeed; success does not come over night, but one must be willing to go out and get it. Don't be the dreamer be the dream; never underestimate your talent nor hide it because you and you alone will have to show that you were born to shine. Remember someone is always looking up to you, just as you looked up to someone. Respect yourself, learn to take notes, become nosey, but become wise - there is never a dumb question. Never be afraid to step out on faith and challenge yourself. And most importantly, there will be many lonely days and lonely nights, lack of sleep and sometimes losing track of time, but remember if you love what you do than you will be just fine, with no regrets."
Kyle A. Harvey, Class of 2009
Music /Web Editor for theGrio.com (NBC News)
Career Advice: "You have not, because you ask not."
Alana V. Allen, Class of 2007
Press Aide for the Press Office of N.C. Governor Bev Perdue (Internship Coordinator for Press Office)
Communications Manager for the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service - N.C. Governor’s Office
Career Advice: "When you are the minority, you are going to have to learn how to be better than good when it comes to your career. There will always be someone better than you in this world but at the end of the day you have to learn how to grind harder than them. Every time you step into your position in life you have to be ready and present in the moment to give a 100 percent effort."