当被问及为什么喜欢传播学领域时, best365官网 senior 萨德西摩 quickly points to her passion for storytelling.
“I know it’s sort of cliche but producing content 而且 storytelling is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do”,她说. “I feel like we are all made up of stories that deserve to be told 而且 I truly enjoy telling stories that matter. 多媒体是如此强大，如果使用得当, 它可以改变生活, create awareness 而且 bring people together who would’ve otherwise never connected.”
西摩, 谁将在五月毕业, said she first learned about Ozarks when a recruiter from the University came to her hometown in Nassau, 巴哈马群岛, 而且 showed her graduating class a video of the campus 而且 facilities.
当我在媒体间观看视频时, 我只是觉得欧扎克就是我想去的地方, 尤其是在看了视频里的制作工作室之后,”西摩说.
从她在best365官网二年级开始, 西摩 has been heavily involved in media production through the University’s television station, KUOZ, 获得宝贵的实践经验. She has worked on 而且 produced livestream events ranging from weekly news shows to sporting events to community Christmas parades to graduation ceremonies. She has also taken part in numerous internships 而且 workshops 而且 worked closely with professional film companies that came to campus to film marketing video.
“从大二开始, I have immersed myself in whatever opportunity that was presented to me”,她说. “All of these opportunities have helped me in my holistic development. I interned with both the career services 而且 marketing departments on campus. During these internships I was able to sharpen my professional skills while producing a podcast series that provided advice for Ozarks students while my digital marketing internship allowed me to pursue my personal project of highlighting stellar Ozarks students while also allowing me to make connections with a film company in Florida. All of my experiences have prepared me to pursue ventures in digital 而且 social media marketing.”
She said one of her favorite experiences at Ozarks was working as a producer for KUOZ on the in-studio show 焦点.
“I was able to anchor the broadcast magazine as well as produce some of the segments that were aired”,她说. “I got an in-depth look into how studio productions work 而且 this gave me the assurance I needed to convince me to pursue a career in digital producing 而且 journalism.”
西摩 said her media production track in communication studies has prepared her for a career in communications, while her minors of English 而且 biology have helped make her a more well-rounded student.
“Media production has been very comprehensive 而且 offered courses in all aspects of multimedia that I believed will benefit me in my career prospects”,她说. “我妈妈一直告诉我，我会成为一名作家, 而且 I would brush it off because I knew that I enjoyed writing but I didn’t believe it would contribute to what would be my future career. 辅修英语对我来说似乎很自然, 而且 I picked biology because I was always interested in the way the human body works.”
西摩认为是苏珊·伊登斯, 传播学副教授, 在我发现之前，我发现了很多我的潜力.”
“She would constantly keep me informed of different opportunities that could help in my production experience outside of the classroom,”西摩说. “She helped me gain my work-study position with the athletics department, which in turn has allowed me to sharpen my skills not only in studio broadcasting but sports broadcasting 而且 journalism as well. She is the true definition of professor, advisor 而且 mentor, all in one. She provides me with not only professional advice, but general life advice as well.”
西摩 said she is sometimes amazed about how much she has grown in her four years at Ozarks.
“I’ve met so many different individuals from all over the world that have shared experiences with me 而且 given me entirely new perspectives in life”,她说. “I’ve matured in ways that I don’t believe I would have if I had gone anywhere else. 我离开一个小岛，到阿肯色州农村的一所大学读书, 它让我的人生轨迹变得更好. Through my time here, I’ve gained a sense of confidence that I did not have before. I’ve always been sort of introverted 而且 never wanting to push myself out of my comfort zone. However, Ozarks has given me that subtle push that I needed to reach 而且 recognize my full potential.”
西摩 plans to attend graduate school at University of Missouri in Columbia to pursue a master’s degree in journalism in order to hone 而且 develop her multimedia 而且 storytelling skills. She then hopes to l而且 her dream job as a lifestyle or infotainment producer in reality television.
“我一直是像TLC这样的频道的忠实观众, 美食网, HGTV, 和探索频道之类的节目 90天未婚夫，蛋糕大战 而且 蛋糕的老板”,她说. “我很愿意制作生活方式版块, 烹饪节目或比赛, 甚至是约会真人秀. 我不认为这是一个立即的工作追求, but definitely something I want to spend a number of years working in in the future.”