If someone told me in high school I would be able to manage two jobs and a full semester of classes in college, I would have thought they were crazy. But, I love it.
Like most, I was an eager high school student ready to head off to college and “find myself”. I knew I wanted to study journalism, but I was not particularly passionate about a certain school. During my senior year, I learned about Ohio University’s elite journalism school and became overwhelmed with excitement.
76 days, 7 hours and about 15 minutes, until that Saturday in April, Spring 2017 Commencement. It’s a date on every graduating senior’s mind. Whether they’re excited to walk proudly across that stage or cringe with the thought of leaving the Ohio University campus, the date creeps closer and closer with each passing day no matter what.
Imagine this: you’re on your feet for 8 hours straight, I-Pad in hand. For five days a week, you walk aimlessly around Meijer, approaching busy shoppers whose only concern is to get home. Where pretty much, the last thing they want to do is talk to a stranger. Oh, and this stranger is trying to sign them up for another credit card to bring them even further into dept.
In the summer of 2016, I was lucky enough to intern at the U.S. Senate for Senator Rob Portman. Some of you may be asking, “How did a journalism student get an internship in politics?” Believe it or not, journalism students THRIVE in politics. To make it in politics, you need to have the mind of someone in public relations. Here is why the two universes mix well…