Journalism society hosts happy hour in Cambridge
July 05, 2012
It was a room full of stories—and of people to tell them. Alumni from the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fletcher School met up on June 26 for the Tufts Journalism Society Boston Happy Hour at Meadhall in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Attendees networked, shared advice, and reconnected with fellow Jumbos who worked in campus media during their time at Tufts.
Michael Skocay, A08, found the interest-based theme a great boon for conversation. “Everyone in attendance shared an interest in journalism—whether they wanted to break into the field, currently work in the field, or just had an interest in the subject,” he points out.
Some had worked together on the Observer, the campus magazine, or the Tufts Daily, the school’s long-running newspaper, and were reunited with their fellow staff members for the first time since graduating. It was a chance for some to reminisce, while for more recent grads it was a key opportunity to acquire contacts in the field.
For everyone, though, it was a reminder of where they had come from. Says Skocay of events like this, “Reconnecting with fellow Jumbos, we’re able to take stock of the university where we all began our journey into the world.”