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…


Dig­i­tal Work

My Demo News Reel 
This fea­tures all my mul­ti­me­dia work that I filmed, edit­ed and pro­duced on my own. All work done for UCTV News.

A Brief His­to­ry of Archi­tec­ture in West­ern Europe
UConn Port­fo­lio II
April 3, 2019
In this video, I use pho­tos I took dur­ing my semes­ter abroad in Ger­many, to tell a brief sto­ry about west­ern Euro­pean his­to­ry through its build­ings and cities. 


Peo­ple Against Racism
Tama Moni
Oct. 6, 2018
This video below is a news pack­age I did for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut Tele­vi­sion News. I shot, edit­ed and wrote the voiceovers for this pack­age in Mannheim, Ger­many. It fea­tures Mannheim res­i­dents protest­ing against racism and discrimination.