To learn about her career in video editing and her other experiences after graduation, I recently talked with U of I English alumna Beth Cohon. Be sure to check out the sample of her work, linked below!
VO: When did you graduate from UIUC?
Beth: I graduated in 2011, after my third year.
VO: What was your reason for graduating early?
Beth: I had a lot of AP credits before starting college. Then going into my junior year, I just realized that if I took something like 5 English courses each semester that I’d be able to graduate that year. However, looking back I sort of wish I had stayed all 4 years, because my last year was so fun. College is fun. I did take the next year to do a one-year MA, though, so I still got in my 4 years of school I guess.
VO: What was your MA in?
Beth: I got my MA in film studies, at King’s College London. In the UK most Masters courses are just one year full-time.
VO: What do you do now?
Beth: Now I work as a video editor at Teak, an agency/production company in San Francisco.
VO: How long have you worked there? Continue reading