Jazmin Green hired as a communications specialist at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson

A student at Alcorn State University has secured a job that will jumpstart her journalism career.

Jazmin Green, a senior mass communications major from Vicksburg, Mississippi, accepted a communications specialist position with Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her duties are writing, editing, and assisting with the production of printed and electronic marketing material.

Finding a job in her field before graduation was a goal Green always pursued. She’s thankful to have accomplished her goal months away from graduation in May.

“It’s truly a blessing to secure a job in my field after graduation,” said Green. “I am grateful to land a job that will get my journalism career off to a good start.”

Although confident in her abilities, Green understands the need for improving her craft. She’s looking forward to working in a professional setting and gaining more insight on being a journalist.

“I’m mostly looking forward to my overall growth. Professional development is something that’s always been important to me. I hope my new role allows me to use my skills to make a positive impact.”

A journalism career is ideal for Green because one of her passions is helping others. She believes that being a reporter provides her a stage to bring awareness to little-known or overlooked issues that may affect others.

“I’ve always been passionate about being a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves. I love helping people, and journalism gives me a platform and the connections to pursue my mission.”

Preparation for a career in journalism is critical to Green’s success, which is why she appreciates her mentors in the Department of Mass Communications for enhancing her writing, print and video editing, and storytelling abilities.

“My professors and advisors always make sure I have all of the proper skills and abilities to pursue any communications job I desire. I’ve learned a great deal about discipline. My undergraduate training has boosted my confidence in my journalism skills. I am forever grateful to the department.”

In the future, Green hopes to learn more about legal issues and combine her knowledge of journalism to become an in-house law reporter for a major television network.