Why did I choose this course:
I have always been interested in journalism and since I was a young child I have always been good in writing and speaking which improved during my high-school years. I took this course because of my desire to help the public understand what is really going on in our society today, to help them realize their responsibility towards others. I found this course interesting because the university that offered combined broadcasting and journalism, courses that are offered individually by some universities.
About my college education:
Being a broadcast journalism student is no joke, we may not be crammed by numbers, driven mad by equations or suffocated by scientific operations but we are loaded with tasks that would really make you beg for sleep. First of all we had no summer vacation, we have a 4 year course with 1 month summer starting mid-April until mid-May, it was daunting at first but we learned to love it! We were busy and not bored like most students during summer. We are future journalists and as such we had to interview a lot of important individuals, go to remote places, write scripts, edit news reports, venture into heat, dust and pollution all in the name of honest reporting. We had to produce quality shows, quality reports or else all our hard work for a report will be rejected, it was either good for airing or trashed.
One must be resourceful in doing tasks, task management is very very important. You must also utilize different connections in order to accomplish your work and be a team player so that productions will succeed. Always remember that if ever you are in this course you are a unique breed, we are few but nowadays we have one of the most important job and that is to protect the public's interest by keeping them informed about social events and news. Always have a smiling face, be charming and respectful, be assertive and stand for what you believe in, the most important attitude of all is to.listen to both sides and avoid hasty generalizations and judgments.
My current job:
I just graduted last April 30 and now I am still looking for a job.
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism:
In terms of employment opportunities I can say that there are a lot of choices for communication graduates, we may not all start at the media industry but with hard work we'll all get there.
This course is not intended to rake in huge cash but as time passes the compensation for media practitioners gets better.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Make sure that this is your choice, something that you will love to do. Work or studying is less stress when you love what you do. Be prepared to spend money because all of this is an investment for the future. Develop a habit on being updated with current events.
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