I got a call from TWC News back in April and was so excited, but I was honestly bummed because as a broadcast major I applied to several internships at news stations around my state and my first choice ran out of open spots for the summer.
But I am sooooo glad everything worked out the way it did because my internship exceeded my expectations.
I gained so much experience and got to do so many amazing things this summer.
~ I got really lucky ~
I didn't have to make any coffee runs, like stereotypical interns have to do and I wasn't stuck logging information into a computer for hours.
Instead, I was put out in the field whether it was inside the stations or out, writing, filming, reporting, producing. It was fantastic. And now that it's over I'm actually sad. An emotion I didn't expect to feel when I went into it.
See, I felt so at home working at a news station and for the first time I felt like I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing with my major and eventual career.
There were times when I was driving to the stations at 3:30am and would just think, "This is it. This is what I love to do."
There were some definite hard days, but it made me realize just how important news is and how it's such an amazing opportunity to share what is going on at a local level. And I am so happy I was a part of that this summer.
I feel like this internship really showed me what I want to do with my life, and I'm looking forward to see where it takes me.