Classroom knowledge translates into job for BHSU graduate

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, May 4, 2016/Categories: 2016

Scott Lemon, mass communications major from Mitchell, will start a new job with the Sioux Falls Canaries the week after graduating from Black Hills State University.

On Saturday Scott Lemon graduates from Black Hills State University on Monday he starts his job as digital media director with the Sioux Falls Canaries minor league baseball team.

Lemon, mass communications major from Mitchell, transferred to BHSU after his freshman year at a private college. At BHSU, Lemon quickly gained experience in journalism, videography, graphic design, and motion graphics. By his second semester on campus he had his own radio show and later became the KBHU Radio Station Manager.

"I was able to dive right in at BHSU. Especially in the mass communications department, they've given me exposure to all the areas I need," says Lemon.

As KBHU Radio Station Manager, Lemon works with music industry management groups, oversees training of disc jockeys, and has learned about his own leadership style.

"I've learned how to delegate and have flexibility in how I interact with and train the staff," says Lemon.

Lemon says one of his favorite professors at BHSU is Dr. Tim Steckline, professor of speech. From his sense of humor to his honesty, Lemon says Steckline made learning fun by piecing themes together to teach one memorable, core idea.

An internship with the Rapid City Rush provided Lemon both a unique learning experience and the connections to secure his job. Lemon got a 360 degree view of sports management during the internship and one of his coworkers recommended him for the job with the Canaries.

"All the training I've had in the classroom is going to transfer directly to my career," says Lemon.

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