Corinne Boyer

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The new year brings new opportunities... Congratulations to 2006 communication alumna Corinne Boyer on her new opporunity working as a reporter at High Plains Public Radio and the Kansas News Service! Corinne started her new role in early January, and she shared, "I'm looking forward to diving in and reporting on stories and life in western Kansas."
Read below to learn more about Corinne and her post-graduation career journey. Corinne writes:

Corinne Boyer is a reporter for the Kansas News Service at High Plains Public Radio in Garden City, Kansas. Following graduation, Corinne moved to New York City where she interned for a few record labels, worked as a restaurant hostess and for a magazine publisher. She then moved to Yongin, South Korea where she taught English and traveled to Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium and South Africa. Corinne loved meeting new people and hearing their stories. Her travels and experiences inspired her to attend graduate school. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Science in journalism degree from the University of Oregon. She gained her first newsroom experience at KLCC—Eugene’s NPR affiliate. In 2017, she earned the Tom Parker Award for Media Excellence for a feature story she wrote about the opioid epidemic in Oregon. That year, she was also named an Emerging Journalist Fellow by the Journalism and Women Symposium

She's now a news reporter with the Kansas News Service at High Plains Public Radio in Garden City, Kansas. The Kansas News Service is a collaboration of KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio covering health, education and politics. As a first-generation college graduate, she believes that everyone should be given a chance. Her advice for college students, 'Whether you are applying for a job or internship, talk about your experiences. Where you grew up, your first job and your background are unique. Don’t pass on jobs if you don’t have the exact amount of required experience. Apply for your dream job.'"

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