COJO & College GameDay
College GameDay recently came to South Dakota State University and gave COJO students an experience they will not forget. Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski, two ESPN College GameDay reporters, stopped over to Yeager Hall with Drew Gallagher to sit down and talk to several communication and journalism students about their exciting careers and what it's like to report for College GameDay.
Other communication and journalism students were able to work directly with ESPN by helping throughout campus for several College GameDay needs.
What is your major?
"Journalism and History double major"
What is your most memorable experience at SDSU?
"One of my most memorable experiences here at SDSU was going through the Hobo Day parade twice this year! I had the opportunity to ride in a convertible towards the beginning of the parade as Miss SDSU, which alone was something I'll never forget. But after that, I was able to walk through the parade one last time as an undergrad with my fellow Hobos as the Hobo Day Committee. I've been through every Hobo Day parade during my time here at SDSU and my experience this year was a pretty amazing way to bring that to a close."
What has been your favorite class so far?
"TV News Reporting! I loved every minute of that class because it was hands on and gave me the opportunity to produce, anchor and report; all things I'll do in my career! Plus I got to interview the owner of a haunted house which was a cool bonus!"
What internship(s) have you completed?
"I completed an internship the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college at KOTA Territory News and KEVN Black Hills Fox out in Rapid City. There I had the opportunity to produce, report and anchor."
What do you love most about being a COJO student?
"The faculty and staff really make being a COJO student that much better! I don't think I would love my classes as much as I do without the effort and passion from our professors."
What clubs/organizations are you involved in?
"I've been a member of the sorority Alpha Xi Delta since freshman year, on the Hobo Day Committee for three years now, lead the Honor's group, First Year Fellowship, and am apart of a handful of Honor's Societies including Kappa Tau Alpha!"