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Alternative Spring Break unites students, West Virginia Coaling Community
Tama Moni
The Daily Campus
March 27, 2017

OAK HILL, W. Va.—Dilapidated. Decrepit. Destitute.

View from atop a hilly street overlooking the rest of town. The Appalachian mountain sets the background, while the river flows. (Tama Moni/The Daily Campus)

The southern end of West Virginia became the place where UConn students on an alternative break trip spent their spring break to help rebuild homes and do service in the community.

John David, who heads the Southern Appalachian Labor School and is a member of AmeriCORPS VISTA, spoke to the students about their role in helping the locals. Students came here to understand rural poverty. “”There are a lot of people here that are hopeful that coal will come back,” David said. Read the full story here…

The First Step: Seeking Employment
Tama Moni
The Daily Campus
Oct. 20, 2017

Students navigate UConn’s spring career fair, put on by the Center for Career Development in Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday. Dozens of employers sent representatives to speak with students about full-time opportunities, internships, and more (Jackson Haigis/The Daily Campus).


STORRS, Conn.—Junior and senior year UConn students are at the point in their college experience in which they have to apply for internships or look for jobs. 

They may look at multiple sources, including their own interests, to find that job or internship.
It seems that there is no one right way to seek employment as a college student. While there are companies that you can tailor your skills to meet their needs, the process still depends on the individual.

It takes a combination of their career interests and the reports about the job market. Some of those sources include business-news articles and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics database. Read the full story here…

The Second Step: Choosing a Major
Tama Moni
The Daily Campus
Nov. 8, 2017

STORRS, Conn.—Freshmen entering college for their first time have another decision to make…choosing what they will study for the

Students interacted with professors and other students in the various departments and majors that UConn offers. (Eric Wang/The Daily Campus)

next four years. 

That can be hard.

First they did all the research to choose a college and now they have to choose a major.

How are you supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life if you are still young?

Many colleges in America, such as the University of Connecticut, have made that decision a little easier with individualized majors. 
Read the full story here…

The Third Step: Entering the workforce
Tama Moni
The Daily Campus
Jan. 30, 2018

STORRS, Conn.—After graduating college, students leave to go on to different paths.

Students participate in one of the several career fairs hosted at UConn each year. (File Photo/The Daily Campus)

Some may go directly into the job market, while others may continue on in graduate school or trade school. 

Students like Heather Knorr, who graduated the University of Connecticut in May  2017 with an engineering degree, went straight into the workforce. She now works in an environmental consulting firm.
Read the full story here…

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Protesting for Black Lives In a Pandemic

I produced and reported on a black lives matter protest in Princeton, New Jersey. This was in June 2020. The coronavirus pandemic still continues.

Latest news reel

This features my news packages, live shots and anchor shots. This was posted on June 2019. 

Anti-Racism rally in Mannheim

Tama Moni

UCTV News

Oct. 6, 2018

After an attack on muslim migrants in northeastern Germany, the city of Mannheim held a rally in support of peace and racial harmony. I filmed, edited and wrote the voiceovers for this package in Mannheim, Germany. 

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