Student of the Semester: Meet Miles Sherman
1) Why did
you decide to declare the minor?
When deciding which minor I was going to declare I
took a few things into consideration. I
looked at other minors and decided they weren’t as broad as I would have
liked. The Technical/Professional Minor
easily adapted to my desires and it allowed me to take classes that would serve
a purpose after college. I was able to
structure my schedule so I could learn everything I needed to in my allotted
2) Why would you recommend the minor to your friends?
I would recommend this minor to anyone that would
like to sharpen their skills in more than one area. I was able to combine my Journalism/
Communications major with supporting classes such as ethics and graphic
design. I think it is a great minor to
further your knowledge in your current major.
3) What's been your favorite class thus far?
So far my favorite class has been Graphic Design
I; it is an entry-level class that lets the student explore their talents and
ideas. I have always had a desire to
design and learn more about the concept but it has never been available until
now. I highly recommend this class with
Professor Redding; she does a great job teaching the basics to any student that
is new to the editing programs.
do you see the minor helping in your future career?
In my future career I hope to be a Media
Coordinator or a Media editor to begin with.
So far, the skill-building and research practice I learned in Technical
Writing has been a great asset. I learn
new skills each day with Graphic Design and hope to take all of my tools to my
--Interveiw by Kaitlyn Howard
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.