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Posted by Carolyn Bernardo on April 12, 2019
In our "Life After Bing" series, we bring you quick interviews with alumni who are leaders in their fields, trail-blazers. Find out how these alums got to be where they are now, and how Binghamton shaped their lives.
Alumna Jacki Jing '08 is on the move! From anchor at WGNO in New Orleans to host and producer at IGN Entertainment, Jacki is building her resume and even interviewing stars like Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans. But before she sat down with our favorite heroes, she walked across campus for classes -- just like you! Read her quick interview and learn more about this impressive host, then check out a couple of her star-studded chats!
I double majored in English and political science. I played on the volleyball team and was actually inducted into the Hall of Fame a couple years ago! I am currently a host/producer for an entertainment/video game company called IGN.
I knew I wanted to be a journalist in 7th grade. One of my homework assignments required us to pick out an “occupation” and I thought journalist! I loved writing and stories. The rest is history!
Totally. I loved all my classes and they made me the person I am today!
Anything with Mary Haupt. We don’t really have a journalism major, but she had created a program for people who were interested; and I learned so much about my voice as a writer and improved my skills!
They don’t network enough. This business is all about who you know. Don’t be afraid to approach people, ask questions and keep in contact with them!
My parents. They wouldn’t let me give up or quit on my dreams, and now I literally have my dream job!
You never know when your big break is going to come; just don’t quit. You will find your path!
A TON -- I make mistakes every day! But I just try to learn from them and grow <3
Carolyn Bernardo is an advancement communications manager at Binghamton University. As a Binghamton native, she is passionate about the area and about the University. Have questions, comments or concerns about the blog? Email us at email@example.com.
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