Bachelor of Arts
Broadcasting & Political Science
Currently living in New York and working as an Associate Producer on the CNBC show "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer". I help to produce segments informing our audience about investment ideas each day.
While at BW I spent most of my time involved at the campus radio station, WBW, which provided incredible experience that I draw from today.
In addition, I participated in Buzz TV, BW Singers, and SIFE. I had an internship with nearby Parma Area Community Television, which gave me there experience I needed to move on in television. After BW, I landed a position as an NBC Page at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York.
Questions and answers
What is your favorite thing about BW?
Far and above anything else, the best aspect about BW is the close interaction between student and teacher. I had some amazing professors at BW that nurtured my interests and demanded great things. Being at a smaller institution, with such great people, was a huge asset and provided plenty of opportunities to get hands on and try new things.
What advice would you give to prospective students?
Don't be afraid to try anything and never be afraid to fail. That's easier said than done, but the more risks you take and the more fearless you are - the more you will be able to achieve.
How did BW help you prepare for life after college?
BW taught me the value of hard work, passion and kindness in your career path. If you work hard - people notice. Television is a tight knit industry and when you develop a hard working reputation people want to have you on their team. You can't replace passion, and BW gave me a chance to experiment on many different interests so I could find what most clicked with my interests. Down the road, it's a huge asset to know where your strengths are. And kindness - no one likes working with a jerk. And the culture at BW sets you on the right path.
What would you have changed about your undergraduate experience?
There are things that larger institutions have, like technical resources in broadcasting, that are wonderful tools to have. It's great to have those technical skills when leaving school because you can have a leg up on competition. However, you can always catch up on technical knowledge. What you can't do is replace the personal experience you get at a small school like BW.