KTLA-5 News Internship – Confessions of a Mommy Blogger

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.

4500_1151308588804_4157827_nSo, 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!

xoxo

Chauntel

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Becoming a Double Major – Communications Major – Mommy Monday

Happy Monday Mommies!

So last week I shared my psychology internship experience, and how it left me unsure about the future of my career as a clinical psychologist.

So, lets go back to my freshman year because that will give a bit of background on my interest in what become my second major, Communications, Broadcast Journalism.

I will be introducing you to one of my 10 to 15 roommates of my college experience. I will tell you more about the rest later.

So, during my freshman year, I had a couple of international student roommates, from Korea. Today, I will be telling you about the one roommate who was a Communications major.

We took part in normal college roommate conversation, sharing our majors with each other. Of course, I entered Cal State Fullerton as a psychology major.

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My Korean Roommate told me that she was a Communications major. I was intrigued by this. I wanted to know more.

So, I visited the College of Communications department to learn more about the major. I soon found out that there were many concentrations within the communications major. The one that took my interest quickly was Broadcast Journalism.

It seemed like an awesome opportunity for me because it would accomplish my goal of of being on TV, in the entertainment industry.

After this visit to the communications department. I began to look into the process of declaring a second major.

I believe, I declared Communications, Broadcast Journalism as a second major my sophomore year.

This would soon open many doors for me to the likes of internships in places like KTLA 5 News, E Entertainment, and NBCUniversal. I had no idea what was coming next for me, but I was ready to take part in great things!

 

We will continue on a journey next week!

xoxo

Chauntel