For Janelle Bitker, Technocultural Studies was all about new ways to analyze media and becoming a more versatile media creator. And sure enough, the department proved to be a great way to explore the field—and impress employers with an education that sounds super cutting-edge. After graduating in 2013, she landed a reporting internship at The Sacramento Bee and then a production internship at Marketplace, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show. She loved LA’s street tacos but hated the traffic, and ultimately returned to Sacramento in 2014 as a staff writer for the local alt-weekly, the Sacramento News & Review. She spends her days in the newsroom and her nights out at concerts, gallery openings and beer pairing dinners. Covering the music, arts and culture scene definitely isn’t a dull gig.
Prior to graduating, Janelle worked her way up to editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper, The California Aggie. She also interned at The San Francisco Chronicle and Oakland Magazine, writing about moscato, noodle masters and food trucks. For more, head to www.janellebitker.com.