My name is Kay Nguyen and my life goal is to be a storyteller.
I’m working in northeast South Dakota as the K-12 education reporter at The American News.
During my four years as an undergraduate at Oakland University, I sacrificed almost a dozen pairs of shoes while working at internship sites ranging from online startups and a political campaign to daily newspapers and a monthly magazine. Those shoes include nondescript black pumps, an array of ballet flats and a pair of work boots.
Staying on the pulse of current events is what I do as a young journalist. I can bring my multimedia skills and a self-starting mentality to any job opportunity. A firm believer of media convergence, I have experience working with both print and electronic media. I finished bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science in April.
My passion lies in telling stories, no matter what medium and I’m excited to write and tell a story, no matter what the subject. I have been able to cover everything from finance to farmhouses. I excel when given responsibility and love researching a variety of topics.
On the college media front, I previously worked as the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post, a weekly student newspaper, for five semesters. I also produced and hosted a news-talk radio show and also hosted and produced a panel show that aired on the campus television station.
I have freelanced for publications ranging from The Oakland Press, a daily newspaper, to The Huffington Post and monthly magazines like The Parking Professional. I have contributed to the management of copy flow using a variety of web content management systems. As far as social media, I have been able to manage the social media images of multiple job and internship sites.
I’m not afraid to grind down the heels and wear out the treads. I hit the ground running.