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Campus Conversation: Joey Anderson

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"I started working with Student Life after I saw their job posting on Handshake for a videographer-photographer intern at the beginning of the spring 2022 semester. I applied and a few weeks later, I got the job! From there, I started covering school events like Hip Hop Wednesday, Thursday After Dark and awards ceremonies. I was also asked to make the 2022 Homecoming theme-reveal video that got played on the videoboard at the 2022 spring football game. I had a really great time working with the Homecoming Committee, and it was surreal to see it played at Williams-Brice. Careerwise, I'm working towards being a sports photographer/videographer. The dream would be to eventually work for the NFL or a publication like Sports Illustrated. I have a few friends who shoot for the NFL, and it's definitely what I am aiming for, but I would also be really happy shooting for a university's media team for their athletics department. I like the college athletics environment, because there is so much variety with the sports. 

My biggest takeaway from working with Student Life is probably the experience of shooting so many different events. I was mainly sports before I started, but I have definitely expanded my portfolio and the type of work I am comfortable shooting, especially the more formal and professional events with public figures and officials. It has definitely made me a more well-rounded photographer-videographer."

— Joey Anderson, visual communications junior