MATT GRAVES, A STUDENT in our class this semester, is in Texas right now covering the SXSW Music and Arts Festival for Phrequency.com.
He is just one of dozens of TU students gaining valuable experience (and having a hell of a good time) while getting an education.
For instance, Matt is in Texas with Tiffany Yoon, another TU student and former J1111'er. Phrequency was started by recent TU grad, Leah Kauffman, best now as the viral video maker, Obama Girl.
At just about every major media outlet in Philadelphia, you will find Temple students as interns. Many Temple students also commute to New York City two or three days per week to intern at the national magazines or network news.
The point is: don't wait until you graduate before you start gaining experience. Get the early rungs of your career out of the way now. Position yourself so that when you graduate, you'll have numerous media outlets on your resume and you can stand far above the competition for jobs.
How do you get started? Check out the internship database. Work for the Temple News (even if your interest is video or audio). Think about where you want to work in the future, and think about the steps it will take to get there. Start small and build up to your dreams.
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