Shawn, originally from Aurora, IL., is currently in his second semester here at EIU. Before starting in the fall of 2020, Shawn earned an Associate’s degree from the Motion Picture Television Department at the College of DuPage. As Shawn began the transfer process to EIU, he knew he wanted to continue developing his specialized skills, which led him to pursue a Bachelor’s in Television and Video Production.
Since being at EIU, Shawn has taken advantage of multiple opportunities to expand his knowledge. Currently, he is enrolled in an internship class that partners with Disney’s ESPN and EIU Athletics. This class is only offered to four students a semester, and Shawn was chosen for it! For 40 hours of this semester, Shawn will be manning the live video cameras and online scoreboard that viewers from all across the globe will see on their TVs! Not only has this internship allowed Shawn to understand more about his intended field of study, but it has also pushed him to fine-tune his professional communication skills. Shawn says STEP has helped him both with this class, and college as a whole.
Shawn says that STEP has helped him become confident in himself and how to be social in the college setting. Most importantly, with the help of STEP, Shawn has squashed the habit of not turning in assignments at the very last minute, and instead now focuses on planning out assignments/tasks, sticking to that plan, and completing it with ample time to turn it in.
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