Skills you learn in journalism school can take you to places you probably hadn’t expected.
Graduate Mike Crisolago sent a lovely email last week to tell us he is working full time (with benefits!) at Hostopia managing their photography and imaging needs, using skills he learned in photojournalism class.
|Mike Crisolago (l), Michelle Nash, Meghan Housely at Centennial College.
A versatile student (that’s him on the left during orientation at Centennial with Michelle Nash and Meghan Housley) with a background in theatre, Mike’s piece about 20 books every tween and teen should read, was mentioned in the New Yorker. Now that story he wrote, while on internship with Canadian Family, has been nominated for the Canadian Online Publishing Awards.
In his spare time, Mike is freelancing for Canadian Family, and Quill and Quire, making slideshows, plus maintaining his own personal portfolio page, and he is doing his thing one year out of j-school.
Another email came this week from graduate Stephen Humphrey.
Stephen graduated two years ago, also from the Centennial post-graduate journalism program. A poet, writer and radio host, Stephen is now producing photography work and videos about bees– not honey bees but solitary bees and wasps. Some of this work is being done in collaboration with a Toronto performance artist Sarah Peebles, who is making music using the sounds of bees and wasps. He’s been watching and learning about bees at the Toronto Zoo as well as in the artist’s studio, and Steve was a writer in residence at Guelph.
He also got stung in the face while photographing a beehive this summer!
|Sarah Peebles’ bee recording computer
You guys made my week!