Wow, I'm a grown up... or at least that's what I'm using as inspiration to fill out these job applications. As fall term come to a close, I find myself full of questions, all of which to be answered over winter break. As you might know, I aspire to pursue a career in broadcast journalism either reporting on-air or producing. Although I know what I'd like to do in the long-term, I'm not sure what's in store for my immediate future. That's why I've got a stack of job applications and one application for Columbia's school of journalism.
I spent the past two summers as an intern at CBS News in New York... what a wonderful experience. Things went so well that the probability of me getting a job after graduation was pretty high-- that is until a division-wide hiring freeze came along. This fall CBS reported a $12.46 billion dollar quarterly loss. Couple that with low advertising revenue brought in from the division's news programming, and, perhaps, less-than-enthused investors, and you get a recipe for disaster, or in my case, a hiring freeze. Darn.
Now I'm considering my options. If all goes well, the eye network will give me a call before graduation; however, I must not place all my bets on this one pipe dream.
I recently got an interview with a head hunter-like company for teachers in New York City. Moreover, I'm slowly making my way through Columbia's grad school application. I'm also filling out an application for a one year fellowship with NPR in Washington D.C. Let's just say that my plate is full...
I'll post one last blog post on turkey day. Until then, you be good.