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Telecom grad returns as intern

Telecom grad returns as intern
White with video camera
White enjoys camera work and editing the best.
Photo: Ray Price

Telecom graduate Corey White, Jr. is a senior at Virginia Wesleyan University who "cannot wait to graduate."

White was a student at the Telecommunications Center his junior and senior years of high school. He graduated from Heritage High in 2014, and now he is spending time at Telecom again, this time as an intern.

White is a Communication major and also a basketball player at Wesleyan.

His studies include classes like "Theories of Mass Communication," "Persuasion in the Media," Research Methods, and Journalism.

He feels he was well prepared at Telecom, especially for his film-making courses.

"I'm always in charge of camera work and editing," he said.

White says camera operator and editing were his favorites when he was a Telecom student. He always worked football games, graduations, and other events that the students produce. Working on productions like that gives students lots of extra hands-on experience.

White records at CNU's 2014 graduation
White runs the camera at CNU's 2014 graduation. Telecom students help produce the event every year.

At Wesleyan, he has worked on PSA's, informational videos, and bigger projects like "mini-movies," which are about eight to 10 minutes long.

"Those are very fun; I like that," he said.

On campus, White also works at the grill in the dining hall and is a Resident Advisor in his residence hall.

At Telecom, White has been working on various productions, investigating how to stream video from a new camera, and helping with the Telecom students' news shows.

He has gone on shoots for the NNPS Service Awards video and "Every 15 Minutes" at Warwick High School, serving as Camera Operator. He also shot still photos at the annual George S. Green field day for special education students.

He will be interning at Telecom until his college graduation in May.

Telecom Supervisor Ray Price is White's internship advisor.

After graduation, White plans to go back to his summer job at a warehouse, "and then see where my degree takes me," he said.

Telecom student crew
White, third from left, was part of the Telecom student crew that worked the 2014 Service Awards banquet.

His ultimate job? Camera Operator for ESPN.

He loves playing sports, particularly basketball and volleyball, and loves the action of video-recording it.

But White is realistic and is willing to start in news or wherever he must to get his foot in the door.

For now, though, it is "school, sports, and work," he said.

Pretty soon he will be a college graduate and he'll be down to just two out of those three - which should be a big relief to this hard-working Telecom alumnus.