Career Outcomes

Laura Thomas
Communication major and Business minor
reporter and Part-time anchor, WaGm-TV

EXPERIENCE AT LASELL:
I had a number of Connected Learning experiences throughout my tenure at Lasell. In one class, for example, we visited the Newton Boys and Girls Club to investigate how the media affects children. But the Connected Learning experience that probably had the biggest effect on me was the internship I completed during the summer between my junior and senior year. I worked at a news station in northern Maine, where I had the opportunity to do write-ups, put together footage, shadow reporters and conduct interviews. By the end of the summer, I had even completed my own segment, start to finish.

EXPERIENCES FOLLOWING LASELL:
Because my internship was such a success, I didn’t really have to worry about getting a job after I graduated. By the end of that summer before my senior year, the station had already offered me a full-time position, to begin after I finished at Lasell.

CURRENTLY:
My time on the job thus far has been a period of tremendous growth. I work as a reporter—conducting interviews, writing stories and editing footage— and as a part-time anchor. I continue to pull from my Lasell classes every day. They gave me such confidence when I began my career; I felt like I could bring something to the table and say, “Yeah, I know how to do that.”

News Highlight

State Board of Higher Education Approves New Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice  Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Lasell that will offer students multiple concentrations in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Violence Prevention and Advocacy as well as a flexible Criminal Justice option. The online program launches in Fall 2015.

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