- Graduating May 2020
Major: SMAD and WRTC
Kim Stuart is returning to TAD as the new team leader of the Writing team. This JMU senior is a WRTC and SMAD double major, concentrating in writing and rhetoric and digital video and cinema respectively. She prefers writing over video production, but she hopes to find a way to combine both her skills after graduation.
Kim found her way to TAD after a professor emailed her about an opening. She applied for the position and was invited to her first-ever job interview. When she isn’t working, Kim enjoys playing video games. Her current favorite is the newest Fire Emblem game, Three Houses, for the Nintendo Switch. She also likes playing as a cowboy in the Red Dead Redemption games. Kim also has a knack for music, and used to study opera in high school. While applying to college, she auditioned for the music program here at JMU. Unfortunately, she did not get in, but it gave her more time to put towards writing.
As she continues to work for TAD, Kim hopes to grow as an effective leader in a professional setting. This will be her first time in a leading role, but she feels confident that TAD’s environment and members will support her. She also wants to improve her writing skills during her tenure. To Kim, the team dynamic is what helps her, and other employees, improve in their chosen professions.
She says that, “Having constant feedback from the other people on the team makes me feel I grow every time I write.”
Down the road, Kim hopes to move out of her hometown, King George, Virginia. “The nicest thing we have is a Wal-Mart,” she says. Having grown up in the country, she isn’t fond of large cities though. She hopes to find a nice middle ground between a small town community and a busy city. She also sees herself being employed, but is unsure of what kind of work she’d like to do. She’s not picky, and will take whatever she can get. She’s not planning on going to grad school, but is open to the idea.
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