As I’ve written before, I am truly a poet at heart. To me, life should be expressed in verse or rhyme. Its no wonder that this post reminds me of the lyrics of one of my favorite songs, Closing Time by Semisonic:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.”
This is the end of my first taste of online journalism, but the beginning of my pursuit of this field as a career.
This is my last blog post as a Journalism 232 student.
This class has made more of an impact on me than any other journalism class I’ve taken. Obviously, it was the motivation for this website but its also led to my Twitter account, my LinkedIn profile, and ultimately my internship this summer at Michigan State.
More importantly, this class led me to my new passion: online agriculture journalism.
I had always realized the need for a greater online presence for the agriculture industry, however, I never thought I would be a part of it. This class has given me the tools to break into this niche and now its up to me to find my spot in it.
As I look back on my early blog posts I can’t help but laugh.
I was worried about my lack of portfolio pieces and landing the internship I had been dreaming about since high school, saying:
“Hopefully, the next time I apply for a dream internship, job, or whatever I can put my best foot forward and prove myself on the web.”
Little did I know that I would not be selected for that position and would spend a month searching for any summer job that paid.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect my last ditch attempt at finding internship suggestions via Twitter would yield a job offer.
Cliche as it may seem, this website and the other skills I gained in my Journalism 232 class really did “put my best foot forward” and land me an internship that exceeds all my expectations!
This may be the last post in the Jou 232 category, but its far from the last on this blog.
You can expect more posts, more agriculture issues coverage, and of course, updates how this Cajun Kentuckian adjusts to life in Michigan!
It may be closing time, but this is only the beginning!