Before Beloit

Dedicated most time as the sports editor, and later editor-in-chief for the school newspaper

Played varsity baseball

Played guitar in a music band that won a few regional awards

"I hoped to attend a competitive college that offered a strong business and journalism programs; I also preferred a small school as opposed to a large state school. Beloit seemed to fit those parameters"

Year 1

Declared Business Economics major and Journalism minor

Joined the Round Table student newspaper as a staff writer

Worked for the Snappers (Beloit's local baseball team), and continued to do so for all four years

"...while at Beloit, I met professor and CELEB Director - Brian Morello, who is also a member of the Snappers' board. He ended up being a very influential figure for me as both a student at Beloit and as an employee for the Snappers."

 

Year 2

Worked for the Writing Center as a writing tutor

Won the Joseph P. Kobylka Endowed Scholarship in Journalism

Year 3

Became the Editor-in-Chief of the Round Table

Studied off-campus at the American University in Washington D.C.

Interned at the National Press Club with Robert Weiner Associates (RWA), a group of columnists that publishes editorial pieces in major publication in the U.S. and around the world

"My journalism advisor - Shawn Gillen, was the one who recommended me to pursue my study-domestic term in D.C., which led to an important journalism internship for me"

Year 4

Won the Glenn E. and Marguerite C. Hansen Excellence Award in Journalism

"Beloit prepared me both in and out of classroom. By the time of my graduation, I'd already worked three jobs/internships in my intended field. I don't think I would have received such invaluable experience or been able to build such a resume at any other school. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunies Beloit granted me."

After Beloit

Work as a producer for USA Today Network - Wisconsin, where I copy edit stories, manage website and social media, and oversee print production for 12 daily publications in Wisconsin, including the Green Bay Press-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Even though I work in journalism, it certainly helps to have a background in economics, as many of the stories I read, copy, and edit fall into the category of business journalism."