Alum Success Story: Charlotte Rene Woods
Learning multimedia skills has helped me be a jack-of-all-trades for my current newsroom and gave me an edge as a freelancer.
What influenced your decision to attend the Robertson School's M.S. in Mass Communications program?
I appreciated VCU's Capitol News Service for its ability to create useful clips and really dive into state political coverage (with helpful insights from professors) and I was attracted to the program's multimedia curriculum.
What about the program did you find most useful in your current career?
The faculty! I still keep in touch with some former professors who have either alerted me to job openings or offered advice when I've needed it. Learning multimedia skills has helped me be a jack-of-all-trades for my current newsroom and gave me an edge as a freelancer.
What are you most proud of from your graduate school experience?
I was proud of the documentary film I made for my capstone project. I also did an independent study with Dr. Karen McIntyre to cover the 2017 gubernatorial election where she encouraged me to pitch my work to outlets as well — it led to freelance work that led to more freelance work and set me on the path to where I am today!