Future full of promise

May 22nd, 2015

Janet Harron

Future full of promise

Before stepping across the stage at the St. John’s convocation ceremony, Faculty of Arts grad Stephanie Tucker has already landed her first full time job, as a communications and marketing  coordinator for the Conservation Corps, Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL).

“I was on a grad trip with friends in Cuba after my last exam, when I got the job offer,” said the double major in communications studies and English.

Ms. Tucker acknowledges it was definitely the hard work she put in during her undergraduate years that had a direct result on landing that important first job.

“With the competitive nature of today’s job market, you can’t just only do your degree and expect to land your dream job, you have to make yourself stand out in your field. I worked unpaid internships, volunteers, was very involved on campus, worked both MUCEP and off campus jobs and spent a lot of time studying to make sure I got straight As,” she said. “It is incredibly rewarding to know that my efforts paid off and I am now working directly in my field at an amazing organization.”

As a MUCEP assistant for Dr. Don Nichols and Mary Walsh during the 2014 Harlow Literary London program, Ms. Tucker created a compelling video of the group’s trip to Beaumont Hamel with each of her classmates reading a line from “Verse” by John Oxenham.

“Stephanie has a great career ahead of her as a videographer, diplomat or prime minister,” said Dr. Nichols.