As a communications major with an interest in broadcast journalism, my first summer internship was at a large television station where I was immersed in the hustle and bustle of reporters and police scanners. It’s where I first learned the saying “If it bleeds, it leads.” It’s also where I learned the media business is fierce and if I wanted a chance in the market, I had to have grit and be willing to trade my summer by the pool for several months of free labor. Thankfully, with monetary support from my folks and a pantry full of ramen noodles, I survived. But, even more than that, I had one of the most invaluable experiences of my career. READ MORE
My inaugural post is in celebration of my mentor’s birthday. While there is not a Happy Mentor’s Day, mentors play an important role in peoples lives. While we all perhaps have people that we admire and perhaps even want to emulate, the mentor-mentee relationship grows over time, and is one of mutual respect and hopefully benefits both parties.