By: Kirsten Floyd, Sincerely, Southern staff
Taisha White attended Georgia Southern University in Spring 2014 and graduated in Spring 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.
White chose to major in journalism because of her passion for watching entertainment news at age 14. She decided that this profession was her calling after being a part of the news team at her high school, Liberty County High.
Even though she liked being a journalism student, she says that the university shown more favoritism to other departments like the College of Business and Nursing than the communications department.
“We really did not receive the support that you will see for a business major or nursing major,” White said.
Besides that, she loved being at GSU because she came across different types of people daily. One of her fondest memories at Georgia Southern is working with The George-Anne student newspaper as a reporter.
She interned at WTOC in Savannah, Georgia during her last semester of college. Learning about production, social media and the station's daily routines made her understand why she needed to be on her toes in the newsroom at all times.
“With being there early, you realized that you have to really be on point with time management skills,” White said.
After graduation, she worked with the U.S. National Guard. She worked with soldiers that were about to deploy overseas. For three months, she worked with cameras, video editing and storytelling. Now, she is an administrative assistant at Atlantic Area CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Hinesville, Georgia. She assists with their social media and writes press releases for the company.
“I really want to get back into the journalism field,”White said.
White said she would love to continue writing and eventually start producing. She mentioned that GSU has given her a variety of skills to become a professional journalist.