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
For all the young people out there ready to jump ship on the journalism industry and try and switch their careers… There’s more opportunity out there than ever before, and the best part about it is, you get to be your own boss. I mean, that’s the dream, isn’t it? You pick where you work,… Continue reading Who Could Be A Better Boss Than You?
When I told my family way back in high school I wanted to go into sports reporting, the best advice I’ve ever got came from Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob’s message was very clear: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But what the hell makes him qualified? Well, he’s by far the most… Continue reading The advice I heard from Uncle Bob echoes to this day
Ever since I started taking journalism classes at MSU, I’ve heard about the importance of making connections with other people in the journalism world. It’s something that I’ve continued to hear when having guest speakers come into my classes, when listening to my professors’ stories about their journalism-related experiences and when talking to my peers… Continue reading Making connections, being hardworking will get you far
For me, the hardest part of getting ready to transition from being a student to being a professional was finding those individuals in my field who could serve as mentors or contacts. While some were brought into my life via classroom visitors or other methods, I had really struggled to make meaningful connections with people… Continue reading Building a Network is Easier than it Seems