Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What is next...

So now that my time at IPS is over things have been boring and not nearly as exciting. During the semester I'll be taking classes on Foreign Correspondence and Sportswriting to figure out what path I want to take...although working for the BBC as a sports correspondent in Africa would be awesome. But really I'm just going to take a step back from this experience and figure out what types of work I want to do after I graduate and even now with internships for the semester. I am studying abroad next semester, either in Rome or Africa somewhere, so I am looking forward to getting a new journalistic prospective.

This semester I am not doing an internship because I'm working a lot this semester and my schedule is kind of crazy, that and I don't really have time for an internship between classes, work, and rugby so unfortunately IPS will be my last internship until next summer (or if I find one abroad). After graduation I am thinking of getting my Master's, so after that graduation hopefully I will be able to work as a sports writer or go abroad and work for some newspaper or magazine as a foreign correspondent, I haven't really figured that out yet.

So here is some advice for any of you looking for similar journalism internships. You have to follow up with them constantly, whether it's after you are contacted about the job or once you have a story in. Take complete ownership of your story and open yourself up to critiques, and when you get them make the changes without asking's helps you develop as a journalist and eventually you will see those edits grow fewer and fewer.

That's all from me. Have a great semester and good luck!

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