Chowan’s Business Colloquium Class Welcomes Guest Speaker
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Greenville, NC’s WITN news anchor, Liz Bateson, Zoomed in to speak with Chowan’s Business Colloquium class. Over the course of her 40-minute discussion, Liz shared through personal anecdotes how important proper elevator pitches, resumes, and cover letters are in the interview process. She also discussed a positive mindset and attitude can help a potential employee land the job. Additionally, Liz’s bubbly personality made her extremely approachable and helped garner several intelligent questions from the class following her lecture.
Liz Bateson was a particularly qualified choice of speaker to address Chowan’s Business Colloquium class. The Rhode Island native earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Fairfield University in Connecticut and began her reporting career at KEYC News 12 in Minnesota before making her way to NC. Liz is the recipient of the RTDNAC/ AP Award Best Hard News Feature as well as the RTDNAC/ AP Award Best Light News Feature. She has also had the opportunity to interview notable public figures, including Jenna Bush Hager, Dan + Shay, Christina Koch, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Gunn and Alexandra Pelosi. Liz does more than sit behind a desk in front of a camera. She has reported on natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence, and covered presidential and midterm elections. Liz is a prime example of the accomplished, personable guest speakers Chowan University selects to speak to its students in the hopes that they will be inspired and strive to embody the speaker’s admirable qualities.