Cattany, who was a mass communications major with a concentration in audio/video production, wants to use media to be the voice of change for people—to shift narratives and viewpoints. To do that meant becoming a better professional and getting door-opening opportunities—with help from SSU and career development events like the Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI).
For 65 years, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) has hosted SRPI. At the two-day conference, college and high school students work side-by-side with industry pros to build apps, anchor news desks, write scripts, edit videos, and strengthen résumés. Students learn first hand from experts so they can go on to become the next great directors, producers, screenwriters, broadcasters, designers, and social media gurus.
Or, in Cattany’s case, a future director/entertainment manager/production company owner. It’ll take a lot of work to get there (it always does), but she’s used to it. For Cattany, it’s all about keeping her eye on the prize.
“SSU helped me grow and change—personally, mentally, professionally, socially. It’s where I found my calling.” Seriously Impressive