So we are back at it again this week with a Confessions post for those of you following this series!
I am very excited to begin sharing what my experience was like as an Intern at KTLA 5 News.
I was in my junior year at Cal State Fullerton, and I had heard numerous times how important it was to intern. I also kept hearing doing multiple internships was helpful.
So, I attended a the Annual CSUF Career Fair where I met the HR Manager of KTLA 5 News. I had my resume and Cover-letter addressed to KTLA along with a number of other companies that I was interested in interning for.
I knew the key was creating a great relationship, and part of that was addressing the company directly. As a freshman, I began attending the career fair to prepare myself for this day.
I remember being at the career fair and the recruiters from different companies being impressed that I was there so early. I took it as an opportunity to prepare myself for what was to come in my career in coming years. I am a pretty resourceful person, and I like to be as prepared for the future as possible.
So, I stood in line to meet this wonderful woman who welcomed me with a smile. I handed her my resume and cover letter, and she told me about the internships that she had available. She then proceeded to ask me what I was interested in.
I let her know that the entertainment news internship sounded the most appealing to me. We chatted a bit longer, and I went to the next table and had similar conversation.
It wasn’t until about 2 months later, that I heard from KTLA. I had a phone interview that led to an in person interview with the same woman.
She was very kind, and I was very excited. Next week, I will share my reaction to being in a TV station for the first time.
Thanks for tagging along with me, and let me know what you think about this series so far!