Erica Leal is a senior English/Communications major at St. Mary’s University hoping to start a career in Broadcast Journalism. She has had several opportunities throughout her time as a college student to expand her knowledge in the career field of broadcast journalism through an internship at a local San Antonio, Texas TV Station KSAT-12 (ABC). She has interned in three different departments, Production, Web Media, and is currently working in the News department. These experiences have allowed her to learn the different aspects of working at a news station. As a student at St. Mary’s Erica has participated in several extra-curricular activities that contribute to using her communications degree. She was on the Executive board of the Delta Zeta Sorority where she held the Alumni Relations Chair allowing her to use some of communication skills to organize alumni events as well as work with the alumni on a regular basis. Erica was also a Student Orientation Assistant for the university where she led large groups of college freshman and parents to make their transition into college an easier one by giving them helpful advice. Erica has enjoyed her four years at St. Mary’s University, and has got the most out of all her communication courses and school related activities to prepare her for her future as an aspiring journalist.