Name: Elizabeth S.
Class Year: 2015
Hometown: New York, NY
Major: Writing Seminars
Current Job: Producer, 1010 WINS
Tell us a little about the path from graduation to your current job/career: After graduation, I moved back home to NYC and searched for jobs. I got a summer internship at a small, independent publisher where I wrote jacket copy and promotional material. It was a nice first job to have after graduation. Then I applied for my job at 1010 WINS because I grew up loving the station. I’ve been there ever since!
Any internships/pre-professional experiences at JHU? I interned at WYPR in Baltimore and hosted a show on WJHU and they both cultivated my love of radio. I also worked at the JHU Press!
What extracurriculars were you involved with at JHU? The HOP, Ultimate Frisbee, Editor in Chief of The Black and Blue Jay, Pi Beta Phi, Barnstormers, The News-Letter columnist, WJHU host
In what was did your Hopkins education prepare you for your career? It taught me to usual the resources available to me, to ask for more opportunities (and ask some more and more) and to take responsibility of my own happiness and well-being.
Any classes at JHU that helped shape your career interest? I loved all of the seminars I took. Being able to talk about my writing with other smart writers was one of the most helpful aspects of college. The Writing Seminars program in general is world-class and is one of the reasons why I wanted to go to Hopkins so badly. I miss it.
Favorite Hopkins memory: Directing a One-Act play!
What about being a Hopkins student do you miss the most? While of course I miss my friends being all together in one place, I also miss the opportunities Hopkins gave me. I miss all of the readings, speakers and concerts. I knew that I was lucky to have access to all these (mostly free) events and saw as many as I could. When I look back, I think about how much fun it was to bring Seth Myers to campus, for example. I think about going to sorority formal at M&T Bank Stadium. I think about all the authors I heard reading their work. I really miss being around smart, curious people. Everyone around me pushed me to be my best.
How did going to school in Baltimore affect your college experience and opportunities for pre-professional experiences? I love Baltimore. I left campus all the time and really got to know the city and I’m so glad I did. I went to concerts and shows. I took the train to DC. I went to every museum in the city. I love cities because of the density of culture. Baltimore has a sense of character and pride that you don’t see many places. It’s a great place to go to college.