Four pieces of advice for a career in sports media from Preston Hiefield and Kristen Rodgers
By Jesse Dieffenbach
1. Try everything. Especially something you never thought of doing. From video production, television anchoring, to radio broadcasting. It will make you a stronger candidate for jobs while also building your portfolio; a variety of work samples is always impressive.
2. Make connections. The person you meet at a conference could be a gateway to meeting some higher-ups of your dream job. Having a large network of colleagues is essential to developing relationships with potential employers.
3. Get involved wherever you are. Learn new skills. You never know when you are going to use them.
4. Apply for anything and everything that interests you. Internships, jobs, career fairs, whatever. There are endless opportunities out there that are waiting to be taken advantage of.
Join the Oregon chapter of AWSM in on Wednesday, January 20 as we welcome local sports broadcasters Kristen Rodgers of KEZI and Preston Hiefield of KVAL. Learn about the world of sports broadcasting, connect with other journalism students and ask questions!
Five takeaways from our meeting with Callie Wagner
By: Linden Moore
- Surround yourself with people who are passionate about a achieving a common goal. This is important to help make it a reality.
- Sometimes you don’t know what your dream job is. Just put yourself out there, it will help you find it when you least expect it.
- Networking is always a great opportunity. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone you aspire to work for.
- Passion is one of the greatest things one can bring to a job. It will make what you are doing not feel like work.
- Majoring in something different than the job field you go into is OK. Having a variety of skill sets can help you be more adaptable.