Bronco Spotlight: Nayibe Tavares-Abel

Bachelor of Arts, political science and French, 2011

Current Job Title:

Teacher, freelance ethnographer and filmmaker

Describe your current job:

I work in film, behind and in front of the camera. I also work part-time as a history teacher at UNIBE and as a freelance ethnographer for marketing agencies.

What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

Working in film is challenging because it’s a collective craft. The most important thing is to choose a great team to work with.

How did your campus job impact your career development?

I worked at the Rec Center during the four years I attended WMU. There, I learned what leadership and team work are all about, two skills that have been extremely helpful in film.

What advice would you offer students to help them decide on a career path?

I changed majors twice while at WMU and still, after finishing my master's, I chose a different career again. My best advice would be to try it all and have patience. Try a path and, if you don't like it, be brave enough to make a change.

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