Last week while most students were sleeping in enjoying their first day of the thanksgiving break, I spent my day feeding my brain with knowledge and making connections that will last me a lifetime. Last Monday, I had the opportunity to tour a few different news and media production stations around the Seattle Area. It was the best hands off learning learning experience I could ask for. 🙂
It started early with a tour of Kiro 7 first then we later moved to King 5, Komo 4, Q13 and Root Sports. This experience was great because it allowed us to network and ask questions with the staff on set and get a first hand view of how news is produced at big news stations. One thing that was cool was that we were able to watch one of the live news casts on set and in the control room where all of the chaos happens. What else was pretty cool… every single station we visited had a few alumni from my school. The network that lies between the students and alumni of my school is unreal. The alumni are all over the United States but they are most populated along the west coast. This is a great thing for me because I’d like to stay on this part of the coast after I finish school.
These news station tours helped me realize a few things:
- Opportunities are out there, you just have to go out there and seek them. Opportunity answers to those who knock.
2. Edward R. Murrow was the biggest boss my school has seen thus far.
3. Sometimes you have to take the job you DON’T want in order to get the job you DO want.
4. The more talents you have, the more valuable you are. Don’t cap yourself at learning how to do one thing.
4. I go to a Dope ass school that produces dope ass people. I am so happy that I chose to come here for my education. 🙂
(Well… some of these things I already knew)