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Texas State Alumna Shares Advice for Current Students

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By Kasandra Garza
News reporter

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Texas State’s Mass Comm Week Banner. Photo by Holly Henrichsen.

Mass Communications week is in full swing. Students can expect a week filled with alumni guest speakers, where attendees can receive advice on how to stand out from others within their major and tips for the future.

Lifestyle Correspondent  for WOAI in San Antonio and Texas State University alumna Alanna Sarabia spoke about what Texas State University taught her and information she felt was “essential” for future electronic media majors.

Sarabia said working for programs such as bobcat update helped prepare her for her future career.

“You’ve already made these simple mistakes in doing things like Bobcat Update and learning things from all of the amazing professors here,” Sarabia said. “It really is a safe haven where you can make  any and all mistakes that you need to because that’s what they want you to do.”

Sarabia said one thing she was taught at Texas State that will “always stay the same” is the way stories are told. Though Sarabia says she is thankful, one thing she was not prepared for was the equipment, camera and software current workplaces use.

Sarabia shared a piece of advice for current students she says she could “not stress enough”  along with not taking criticism too harshly.

“Please get an internship, you’re not going to get paid but one day that internship will be paying your bills,” Sarabia said. “Also, don’t let anybody break you down because they said no or said you weren’t good enough, use it as motivation.”

Sarabia said with the “fine quality of Texas State University,” students should keep persevering to get the job they are working for.  

The complete schedule of Mass Comm week can be found online. Sessions will be going on throughout the week in various locations.

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