June 2, 2020
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From student to multimedia producer, graduate shares advice on making it in the real world

By Veronica Flesher
Correspondent

Six years ago, Kylie Moore graduated from the College with a communication studies degree, extensive editing knowledge and a dream to work in entertainment.

Today, Moore, age 27, works at New Jersey 101.5’s midday show Dennis and Judi as a multimedia producer. The experiences and knowledge she gained as an undergraduate at the College have helped her secure a job in a field that both excites and challenges her. 

“I love how ‘in the moment’ it all is, since we are running live programming during the day,” Moore said. “It’s very thrilling to keep up with the local or national news and be able to comment on it in real time.”

Moore graduated from the College in 2014. (Twitter)

As a multimedia producer, Moore finds topics and organizes advertisements for the hosts to discuss on the air, edits the website’s blog posts and screens phone calls from listeners. Once the show airs, she and other producers manage and contribute to the station’s social media, as well as occasionally edit videos. Moore also assists the production director with producing recorded ads. 

“Occasionally I get to be on air talent, either filling in for an out-of-office talk show host or DJ-ing on the weekends,” Moore said.

Moore credits her involvement at the College with giving her the tools she now uses every day at her job. 

While she was a student, she served on the executive boards of the College Union Board and the Leadership Development Program. In these roles, she developed critical thinking skills, crisis management skills and teamwork abilities. 

“The College really trusts their students to step up and assume leadership roles with tremendous amounts of responsibility,” Moore said. “It’s not a bad thing to keep in the back of your mind to get the most out of your time at the College.”

She applauds the College for the “strong sense of community,” which she refers to as her favorite part of being a student. 

“Across the different majors, residence halls, organizations and more, TCNJ still managed to feel like a united group of students,” Moore said. “Walking from building to building there was almost always a familiar face to pass. For the three and a half years that I was there, it really did feel like home.”

Moore encourages current students to follow in her footsteps and make the most out of their time at the College. 

“Don’t let college be about the familiar,” Moore said. “Network. Go to the job fairs provided. Use your professors as resources. Connect with like-minded people.”

Her best advice for students? Figure out what you love and do everything you can to make a career out of it. 

“I have friends who knew they wanted to do comedy, started doing shows in the basements of TCNJ students’ houses and now perform regularly in New York City clubs,” Moore said. “There’s something to be said about knowing what you’re into, finding like-minded individuals and just going for it.”

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