COM '97, Kim DeGeorge Pike

Where do you currently work and could you describe what you do?

I currently work at WGRZ-TV as the Digital Director. I oversee the news/video content posted to WGRZ.COM, WGRZ App and our social media platforms. I also monitor trending stories in Western New York and across the world. We also mine social media looking for the next big story.

 

What are your favorite memories of Canisius?

The people! Canisius has relatively small classes, which allowed me to get to know my professors and my classmates better than I would have had a gone to a larger university.

 

 What advice do you have for current students?

The best advice I can give students today is to get as much experience in your field as you can. Begin by doing internships before your senior year. The more experience you gain will help you when you graduate and are searching for a job.

 

Were you involved in any clubs or internships at Canisius?

I was a member of the Advertising Club.

 

How do you think Canisius prepared you for the real world?

Canisius helped me go from a teen to an adult. It taught me hard work pays off and that sometimes you have to start at the bottom to get to the top. When you do, it will pay off.