Monique Woo

Monique Woo

“I learned how to be more confident in my abilities as a photographer and a collaborator.”

Monique Woo, BJ ’18

Hometown: Diamond Bar, California

Fun fact: “I got my open water scuba certification in May 2019, and I plan on continuing my scuba training to obtain more advanced certifications.”


Responsibilities: Shot photos. Processed images to include metadata, toning and color correcting images.

Main project: Visuals for Missouri Student Unions website.

What I learned: The differences between commercial photography and photojournalism. Both are valuable, but the mindsets are different. It gave me another perspective in addition to what I’ve studied in school. Now I better understand the business aspect of photography by working with clients and other people with different needs and how to compromise to achieve the best results.”

What Others Say

“Monique joined our team as an undergrad before continuing on to grad school at Mizzou. I was impressed not only with Monique’s photo skills but also her professionalism at events and with the team. Shortly after a month, it felt like she had been on our team for years. She was able to see the bigger picture and how her photos contributed to the greater good.” – Heather Bridgeford, interim director of Marketing & Communication, Student Affairs

“Monique Woo has received lots of praise from the departments she has made photos for, especially retail modeling and MizzouRec classes. She has great technical skills and ideas for art direction. As one example, she came up with ways to keep the authenticity of a room that usually has the lights off for a cycling class and still found a way to light models’ faces. She has the instincts for photojournalistic shoots and waiting for the perfect moment that captures the emotion in the room, and also for staging models to get photos that feel authentic and can be used for a unique ad layout.” – Brooke Maher, strategist, Marketing & Communication, Student Affairs

Why You Should Consider This Internship

“Student Affairs is a great place to work because you are surrounded by people who want you to succeed and encourage you to do what you want to do. This internship gives you opportunities to be more involved in the university and understand all the things that are going on outside of our norm. You can explore campus and attend events you wouldn’t know about otherwise and be a member of the Mizzou community.””