Jessica Moulite ’14 has always been interested in journalism. She’s drawn to the concept of using media as a platform to contact and connect a group of people. In the fall, Moulite is one step closer to her dream as she enrolls in the University of Southern California’s prestigious Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Moulite decided to attend USC’s Annenberg because it is known for its progressive approach to the shifting tides and practices for journalism.
She explains, “Journalism is continually changing and USC is not just keeping up with it, it’s ahead of the curve.”
Moulite found out about the program from Lamarana Diallo ’12 who was also a communication major and is enrolled at Annenberg.
Moulite aspires to one day be anchoring the evening news for a major network. She already has some experience in this field thanks to an internship last summer with CBS News in New York City. Upon returning to Clinton in the fall, she looked for continued opportunity to advance her career aspirations and secured an internship with WKTV, the NBC affiliate in Utica, New York. During both internships Moulite honed her oral and written communication skills as she pitched stories for potential airplay.
The new Hamilton graduate’s excitement for the fall is clear. Moulite cannot wait to live in Los Angeles and be one step closer to her goal. When asked if she had anything else to add, she excitedly said, “Go Trojans!” As she waits for September to arrive, Moulite continues to build on her hands-on experience and will intern for Fusion Television Network.
At Hamilton, Moulite was a communication and women’s studies double major. She was also a peer tutor at the Oral Communications Center, a peer presenter for the Career Center, wrote for the Spectator and was a member of both the Black and Latino Student Union and Feminists of Color Collective.