Jing Huang, '14
Jing Huang, ’14, is a journalism and sociology major from Lanzhou, China. She chose Muskingum because of the relationship the University has developed with her high school. Several students from her high school attend Muskingum because of the relationship Professor of Art Yan Sun – an alumnus of the same high school – has helped to forge.
Jing is involved as a staff writer at the Black and Magenta, the campus newspaper; last semester, she was a deejay on WMCO, the campus radio station.
For Jing, one of the benefits to the journalism program at Muskingum is that “every media or journalism major [here] has equal chances to practice what they have learned in our own TV station, radio station or newspaper office, and moreover, Muskingum’s programs even require us to take practicum classes. I think it’s the best thing about a small school – everybody gets the chance to use good resources.”
For instance, last year Jing “wrote a radio commercial for a local hair salon in Media Writing and Performance class. The owner of the salon picked my script as one of the best scripts. I was really glad how I applied what I have learned in [the classroom to] real life. I thought it was a great chance to actually write a commercial for a real business.”
Jing has found MU to be “a supportive community where students can grow up and be independent. Faculty and staff members are responsible and patient. Professors always know everybody’s name, and they grade every single assignment carefully. It is a place that makes you want to make efforts and be proactive. MU may seem small in scale, but it is a good place to find yourself.”