Explain Your Career Path

After graduating I worked in insurance as a Licensed Sales Producer for Allstate. I loved it. It taught me a lot about the necessity of insurance and I learned how to properly pitch the potential customers. However, that isn’t what I wanted to do with my life. I applied and applied to places in my hometown, Memphis, TN. I was told over and over again you don’t have enough experience. December 2021 ALSAC found me via a recruiter. I began working at ALSAC Jan 2022. It’s been amazing. I work in Direct Marketing as the Creative Operations Specialist.

What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?

Mass Communication: Multimedia Journalism, the most superior major Southeast has to offer. What I learned in Mass Communications has benefited my career path.

Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

SEMO felt like home. There wasn’t too many students that my professor wouldn’t know me or care to help me. It is also diverse which I love the most.

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck

Share your best college memory.

I attended the College Media Conference in NYC and I actually got to speak at the conference. Our short class taught other media organizations how to take their weekly newspaper to a daily online paper. It was amazing to share my skillset with new and old media professionals.

If you were in Greek Life, the Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it impacted you.

I was president of National Association of Black Journalist and Editor in Chief of the southeast arrow. Both organizations taught me to not be afraid to take risk. It’s okay to pitch good or bad ideas, because at least I was thinking of ways to incorporate real journalism into our campus

What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?

I truly do have the will to do, whatever I choose to do.

Describe Southeast in three words.

Rediscovery. Challenging. Irreplaceable.

What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?

Push the boundaries, pitch every idea you have to create the best stories. Absorb all you can. Be creative.