In the WorkForce
Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Christ
us about your current job.
currently work for CBS 21 News in Harrisburg as a News Assignment Editor.
My daily responsibilities involve a lot of communication with the public as
well as my colleagues including: producers, editors, reporters, and
day is exciting but also a challenge. I truly enjoy what I do.
my day, the station receives many press releases for the seven counties that
make up our viewing area. My job requires me to go through the releases we
receive in order to assist producers in deciding what will be put on our
also responsible for being aware of any breaking news situations going on in
our viewing area and assigning reporters and photojournalists to respond.
is imperative to my success as an Assignment Editor and I believe that my
education at Shippensburg, including my minor in Technical and Professional
Communications, has prepared me to handle the challenges I now face.
the minor help you in finding a job after graduation?
Technical and Professional Communication minor, I learned many things that
still benefit me today. My knowledge of HTML started when I decided to take on
the Technical and Professional Communication minor. Since college, I have been
involved in administering updates to my company's site and am confident in
are some skills you use in your current job?
communication within and outside of my station, social media updates, and
advice do you have to undergrads/current minors?
advice to undergraduates and current minors is to take advantage of all the
opportunities and resources that Shippensburg provides. The organizations that
provide hands-on experience can improve your resume and are very
valuable in the long-run. In my experience, professors have opened doors for me
by being references for career opportunities. Prove your work ethic to your
professors and they will support you in your future.
Spring 2016 EAPSU Undergraduate Conference:
Against the Current
Calling anyone who feels like making some noise! This year the EAPSU Undergraduate Conference is looking for writers, poets, ANYONE who likes to challenge the status quo...beg for more answers...and go against the current. Please click this link for more information: http://www.mansfield.edu/english/upload/EAPSU16-Flyer.pdf
If you are interested in presenting or just going to the conference please email Dr. Kungl (email@example.com) or Alexandra Jones, her assistant, (firstname.lastname@example.org). This conference is a wonderful opportunity to network, put your work out there, and just have fun! This conference can teach you so much no matter what major or minor you have.
- Submission deadline for proposals is February 19, 2016.
- The actual conference is being held in the Alumni Hall at Mansfield University on April 1, 2016 from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
- If you arrive on March 31, 2016 there will be an open-mic night open to all faculty and undergraduate conference participants hosted by the EAPSU keynote speaker Cameron Conaway (http://cameronconaway.com/). Conaway is a true example of what it means to go against the current. The open-mic night will be from 7pm until 9pm in The Hut (located on Mansfield campus).
- There is preference for SU students who are accepted to present at the conference to be funded by the Technical/Professional Communications (T/PC) department. If you are funded by the T/PC department that means your $25.00 registration fee is covered and overnight accommodations.* However, this all still applies for students who just simply want to go but not present -- as stated ealier preference is for you to present!
Please keep checking in here for updates about the conference.
*Room accommodations can only be made if a certain amount of students go on the trip.