Elizabeth Schulze

CNBC

I joined CNBC as a news associate on "The Kudlow Report" after graduating from Northwestern University, and I immediately put to use the production skills I learned in college. Working on the show was a valuable experience. I collaborated with the producers and host, Larry Kudlow, on segment ideas, guest bookings, graphics and scripts. We looked out for each other during the nightly program, and I made friends I am still close with today. My understanding of the live control-room environment was an important foundation for my next few jobs at CNBC.

After a couple of years on the show, I moved to the breaking-news desk, producing hits for CNBC reporters around the world. The fast-paced atmosphere taught me to quickly condense information and present it in a clear, accurate way on TV. This was an essential skill in my next job as a general assignment field producer and then as the economics producer working with CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman. In that role, I traveled around the country producing breaking news stories and A-list interviews from the field. One of my favorite things about CNBC is how our stories and interviews consistently shape the financial news cycle.

When I expressed my interest in moving abroad, my managers and peers encouraged me to pursue the goal. CNBC International transferred me to its London office, where I'm now a multimedia journalist. This job combines the skills I honed producing television – research, writing, editing and reporting – to convey financial news to a digital audience. I'm extremely grateful for the range of opportunities I've been granted in my time at CNBC. I can truly testify that it's an environment where hard work pays off!