“She was really put together and presentable to go on the air. She kept focused on her main goal of the live broadcast but also paid close attention to us on the breaks,” Waterford High School senior Carson Eungard said. “She made sure all of our questions were answered and was very down to earth and personable. It was really cool to see her on and off the camera with such fast transitions.”
She made clear to the students that social media is a very useful tool but it’s important to make sure the content put on there is appropriate.
“It is so important to be accurate before you tweet because if you have hundreds of followers retweeting you and you got something wrong, you’ve got a problem.”
She also made sure to emphasize to the students that interning before applying for jobs is very important. Before landing her job at WILX she interned at, KNBC’s Investigative Unit, Good Morning America, MTV in Los Angles, and closer to home at WJRT-TV in Flint.
“Make sure to work hard and make as many connections as you can. It can’t hurt to get out there and meet people; building relationships is very important,” Evans said. “But interning would be my biggest piece of advice because you make a lot of connections and get the real experience.”
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