Thursday, July 10, 2008
Go fetch me some coffee. Make sure you pick up my dry cleaning. I was going to be doing all work and no play, and no pay, was my first thought when I heard I was going to be interning at JFP. My second thought was OMG I have no journalism experience. Well, I was right about the no pay part. Even so, I am gaining a lot of experience that will help fatten my wallet later.
The very moment Sage said I got the job was the very moment I became very nervous. I freaked about because the whole world of journalism was completely new to me, even the whole read a newspaper part. If it was not a fashion magazine or a book for school I wasn't interested.
This job has changed my life for the better. I now pick up issues of the paper and actually read articles instead of just heading for the Fly section, I have gotten to meet some great people that have introduced me to new things such as vegetarian food, and more of my extroverted side is starting to reemerge.
Being a Fly intern is awesome. I get to shop, take pictures, and make hundreds of phone calls a day. I am so glad that I am not just stapling documents all day. I am learning so much. Learning how to use MAC, learning another style of writing besides MLA, and not being shy when I meet new people are things that will help me even when I leave the wonderful world of Jackson Free Press. It's so great to be Fly!!!
Sounds like you're "Fly"-ing high, Stephanie! :-)
Steph, I'm so glad you see the benefits and opportunities... We only grow when we can step outside our comfort zone, no matter how "old" we are.... you are doing a great job I'm sure....
She is doing a great job! I couldn't get through coordinating [FLY], the Chickball, and everything else without her! Thanks Stephanie :)
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