For Thomas Amrhein, his first co-op location was a familiar one. Thomas had been volunteering at WYSO for the past four years. He had even taken the Community Voices class that trains individuals to “work on production commissions for the station.”
When it came time to decide on a co-op location, Thomas applied for and was awarded the Miller Fellowship role at WYSO. This gave him the opportunity to transition from a volunteer to a full-time staff member for the station.
In his blog, Thomas discusses the various organizations linked to Antioch College and how they relate to his main work goal while at WYSO. With so much great knowledge within the WYSO team, the college and its students stand to benefit from the close relationship and proximity of the station.
Thomas states, “a large component of my job is to look into how we can improve student-WYSO connections, and create an environment that encourages students to get involved with broadcast journalism, all the while not putting too much strain on WYSO’s staff.”