Senior explores career path during summer
Senior Johann Castro is interested in a career in the communications / mass media fields, so when he was given the opportunity to experience the industry from the inside this summer, he used it to explore his chosen career path.
Johann participated in Southeastern Louisiana University's "Zoom into Television" program, designed for students attracted to careers in front of or behind the camera. These students are given the oppportunity to gain experience in producing news story packages at the award-winning Southeastern Channel. Each students produced a two-minute news story segment which aired on the Southeastern Channel and on Southeastern's website. The link to Johann's segment can be found here: http://www.selu.edu/thesoutheasternchannel/zoom/2015/johann.php
He also participated in American University's National Student Leadership Conference "Journalism, Film, & Media Arts" summer program at the University of California-Berkeley. This program uses an interactive approach to learning that gives students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the challenging complexities of the communication field. Students learn from working journalists, media professionals, public relations experts, web designers, and animators. While attending the program, Johann had the opportunity to interview an Oakland A's player prior to attending their game against the Houston Astros. This is a link to the recently released NSLC promotional production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDk-_7vow3A
"Without question, going to UC Berkeley and Southeastern to study journalism and film communication during the summer definitely made it clearer to me that the field of mass media is one that I absolutely want to be involved in," said Castro. "Whether it's behind or in front of the camera, directing or producing films, or maybe just even news writing, whatever the case may be, attending these universities over the summer definitely made my will for a media career far more concrete."