Recent Digital Media and Journalism Graduate Lands Position as a Professional Reporter
Chad Charette ’22 started working as a multimedia journalist for WWNY in Watertown, New York, immediately after graduation, thanks to his involvement in the School of Communication’s student-run television station STN. Chad says he gained a “massive” amount of experience by working as a reporter for STN, where he was able to connect with and interview leaders throughout the greater Hartford area.
“Although I formed wonderful connections with my professors, I found my UHart family at STN Channel 2,” says Chad, who is a digital media and journalism major. He also credits Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Journalism Susan Cardillo with helping him prepare his application for the job.
Chad highly recommends that students get involved in STN if they are interested in a media career. His advice to first-year students is to know that coming to college is a massive change. “Your newfound independence will likely be daunting,” he says. “Don’t give up when faced with adversity. You will find the experience quite rewarding.”
Chad Charette, School of Communication
I found my UHart family at STN Channel 2. It allowed me to connect with and interview many leaders throughout the greater Hartford area. If you're interested in a media career, you should join STN.