Ron DeJoseph graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1994 with a Bachelors in Sociology. After completing his degree, Mr. DeJoseph attained a certificate in broadcasting from the Carolina School of Broadcasting. These experiences provided Mr. DeJoseph the foundation to pursue an outstanding career working for companies like ESPN and Cox Media Group. Mr. DeJoseph is currently the Promotions Manager with WSOC-TV, where he has won 10 Midsouth Emmys for his work in broadcasting. Mr. DeJoseph’s job is research driven, and he notes that his Sociology Degree offered him an understanding of research that helped him feel comfortable when he began working in an environment where market research is widely used to understand people and their viewing habits.
His advice to current sociology majors: “Try everything you can in terms of your career. It’s not easy when you are 21 years old to know what you want to do with your life. If you work hard, opportunities pop up when you least expect them.” - Ron DeJoseph