I have some very exciting news to share! This past month, I interviewed for a public relations internship at Sports Illustrated and was offered and happily accepted the position a few weeks ago! That's right! I am headed to New York City for the summer upon graduating with double degrees in journalism and communication in May.
This amazing opportunity would not have been possible without the invaluable educational and work experience I have received at CU-Boulder. I have been the social media and communication intern for the Office of Admissions (my identiy is revealed) for the past year-and-a-half and the hands-on professional experience I have had working with the office played a huge role in my ability to apply, interview and eventually accept the position with Sports Illustrated. There are countless ways to gain all kinds of experience, such as my internship with Admissions or research in a lab, that will take you closer to achieving your aspirations.
Another crucial component in helping me secure this opportunity was the network of "Forever Buffs" CU-Boulder provides. I was able to connect with an alum and colleague of the journalism program who currently works at Sports Illustrated and is willing to help fellow Buffs any way he can. You not only earn degrees when you leave CU-Boulder; you earn a lifetime of connections and a family of Buffs scattered around the world dedicated to supporting each other long after you leave Boulder.
I am just one of many Buffs embarking on an exceptional opportunity. There are plenty of us out there doing great things in various ways. Believe me when I say how important it is to work hard, seek resources, find ways to gain professional experience (CU-Boulder makes this easy) and dream big. Next thing you know you will be graduating and doing something you love!