From a young age, the no idea is a bad idea concept has been drilled into my head. Even though you know the concept, it still sucks hearing no. Nobody wants to hear no to something the know is good, or that they poured their heart and soul into. But according to the Masters of… Continue reading Bad ideas actually aren’t that bad
Last week, John Hill came to our class to talk about his college career. He also talked a lot about how LinkedIn works and how interpersonal relationships are important. People that we know might be very helpful to our career success sometime in the future. I admire John Hill. He mentioned that when he was… Continue reading Interpersonal relationships are important
As I reflect on my time at MSU, I can’t help but wonder: What will I do with my degree? All of us have different goals for the future, but how far can our experience here take us? For John Hill, an MSU degree brought him to where he is now – Vice President of… Continue reading Where will an MSU degree take me?
As a graduating senior, I am so lost and even scared of my future. I am becoming independent from all perspectives. What am I going to do? Where can I find a job or an internship? Two guest speakers introduced their experiences in class last week, which helped me a lot. John Hill, VP of… Continue reading Guest speakers bring career experiences
As a journalist I constantly worry about financial security. Journalism is not a career you get into for the money. (Sorry, Mom.) Journalism is something you get into because you are passionate about it and you care about it. What I’m learning now is that there are other means of making money in this business.… Continue reading Entrepreneurship is Possible No Matter What you Study, Take it from the Professionals
When people hear you’re majoring in Journalism, you usually get one of three reactions. The most common is doubt. They’ll say, “Do you really think you’ll make any money doing that?” Another is surprise. They’ll tell you how “unique” your choice is. Finally, there is well-intended guidance that comes off sounding condescending. They’ll tell you… Continue reading The Power of a Journalism Degree
Talent is important to success in media. So is hard work. But, as I’ve realized this week, they’re not the only things that can make or break your career. When John Hill, the vice president of networks for the startup launcher Techstars, spoke to my journalism class at Michigan State, he emphasized the power in… Continue reading The importance of networking and being nice