Graduate Rachel Teron Made the Most of Her College Career
April 08, 2010
Rachel Teron, a media studies major of Independence, has taken full advantage of her college education in preparation for a career in the media industry.
Teron, who graduated cum laude with honors in media studies, was named to the Dean's List multiple times and was the recipient of the Brainard Communication and Krahling Journalism awards. She served as senior editor of Mount Union's student newspaper, The Dynamo and as program director, vice president and chairperson of the campus radio station, WRMU. She was also a Student Senate representative, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and the Association of Women in Communications and served as treasurer of Lambda Pi Eta. In addition, Teron served as a learning assistant and was a track and field letter winner.
Having gained a variety of hands-on experience after completing several internships, Teron has received two job offers and is a finalist for a third. Good Morning America has offered her a consumer reporter internship shadowing news reporter Elisabeth Leamy. Washington Weekly, a political news show on PBS, has also offered her a news internship. In addition, she is in the final running for a news desk position with Jim Lehrer's Newshour.
During the spring semester of 2006, Teron had the opportunity to intern with News Channel 5's Akron bureau, editing news stories for the five and six o'clock news programs. She assisted in live shots and gathered information to be used for news reports. Teron also interned with News Channel 5's Cleveland bureau during the summer of 2004 as a consumer unit intern.
Teron has also gained practical experience in radio broadcast. At WTAM 1100 she was a news intern and had the opportunity to write news stories, conduct phone interviews and attend press conferences.
Along with preparing herself through extensive classroom and practical experience, Teron also had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Torino in Italy this past summer.
'When I went, the town was experiencing construction and preparation for the Winter Olympics,' said Teron. 'It was really exciting to see everything going on around me.'
While abroad, she was also able to travel to England, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
Teron hopes to enter into a career with a public service news station, such as television's PBS or radio's NPR.