I have to say, one of the best things about working at Wavy is, everyday is extremely different. There are so many departments in a news station that I truly did not realize how many pieces there were to this puzzle. One day you could be doing a story on a lost kitten and the next day you could do a story about 3 homicides that happened over night. The region we live in has an overflow of vast story ideas to report on and that what makes this station so interesting.
After one of the morning pitch meetings, I stayed behind to ask the head News Director, Mark Kurtz, what videos are important to include on my producer reel. In great detail, he told me what he looks for when he is hiring and what to expect going into my first job. I could go into detail on what he said to me but there’s so much…I do not even know where to begin.
After that, we parted ways and I continued working at the assignment desk. Five minutes later, Mark called me into his office. I was actually really nervous and anxious because he has such a high position at Wavy, I did not know what he was going to say to me. I sat down and he had pulled up a website that has options for my future career. He asked me where I could see myself in the future and if I had given any thought on what my plans were after college. I told him I could really see myself staying on the east coast and would love to stay in Virginia or South Carolina, if possible. He gave me a list of five places to apply to after school that all aligned with my wishes and wants.
Not being able to get a job after college has been a huge stressor for me, even if it’s a year away. That fifteen minute conversation is exactly what I needed to hear going into my senior year. The media world is a VERY competitive place to find a job in, so any advice on getting hired after graduation is music to my ears.
Not only have I gained experiences of a lifetime, but the conversations I have had with individuals throughout the entire Wavy staff, is something I will never forget. For each of them to take their time to have such genuine conversations with me, warms my heart. There’s no other way to describe it.
Once again, thank you Wavy from the bottom of my heart for all the opportunities you have given me and the long list of friends that I will never forget.