I didn’t get the Where Hawaii editor position. I wasn’t too sad about it actually: At the time of the interview it felt like the right job, but after thinking about it I didn’t really want it. (Besides, I knew that I didn’t get hired because it took two weeks for him to get back to me). My outlook on applying for jobs is, apply and move on (if I get an interview then it’s interview and move on).
So I’m back on the job hunt and found one for a digital sales associate at the biggest news outlet in town. Problem is that I only have two references and they require three. Ugh. But I think I’ll go for that one and see. Never thought to go into broadcasting…
I start school on Jan. 21, and while I want to stay home and play all day, I do feel boredom setting in.
Here’s my Spring ’14 schedule:
MCOM 630: Seminar in Analysis of Media Performance
JOUR 460: Magazine Journalism
ENG 412: Literary Magazine
I’m excited about the two undergrad classes, since they’re looking at magazines but two different types, and since 460 is an “activity,” it’s even more exciting!! I can’t wait to start “working” in the medium that I want.
Also, I decided to get a job as a staff writer for my campus newspaper this semester. And if I ever get an email from ALIST about me being an entertainment editor, that’s gonna be good: I can put editor on my resume. (Never done it before).
Even though I have some anxiety about having to go back to living in that dang apartment, at least I’m excited about something right?
Only a month (I think?!) left of my first semester of grad school and since my last post, a lot has happened. Let me give you a quick rundown:
-Been slacking on participating in class…not good
-Yesterday SPJ had our first student faculty mixer, and I met a journalism professor who used to live in Hawaii, in my hometown! Besides talking about Hawaii, he suggested I take his class so I can really learn how to write feature stories. I hope that I can since it’s a 300 level class…Anyway, he told me to show him pictures of my hometown if I can.-For the past two, three weeks my cohort and I have been getting ready for our global pop up about poverty happening THIS SATURDAY! My partner and I are going to the LA Regional Food Bank to interview volunteers and community members. PLEASE follow us @PopUpNewsroom, my Twitter @JenYamada (#livepoverty) for live tweets from me and my classmates, as well as from students in the UK, India, and Taiwan.
Okay, I guess that’s all that’s been happening haha, but still, it’s been crazy.