I develop outreach content and support student growth through public programs.
The most rewarding part about my job is the opportunity to develop content that directly helps students grow and encourages them to stick with their educational goals. In my position, I have many different chances to teach students about media and help them explore internship and career options.
It's important to be able to prioritize and set goals for yourself so that you are always working towards something specific. This way you are on your way to achieving something no matter how small the task. Public speaking skills are an important aspect of my job. Fortunately, I have had a lot of practice speaking publicly through extracurricular activities like theater.
Here's the first step for high school students
I would try and find an opportunity to take a leadership position in any kind of extracurricular activity. It can be anything that interests you and exercises your ability to work with a team and practice your writing and public speaking skills.
"You can't make money writing." "Graduate school will cost way too much money." "I won't help you pay for college."
Sometimes there seemed to be so many obstacles in the way. Whether it was money or when my stories were rejected or even when it seemed like there was no way I could pay for my schooling, I had to eventually remember the true heart of my dream. I wanted a career that fulfilled my love of writing and allowed me to give back to my community. I found inspiration through reading my favorite books or learning about people who had overcome difficult situations like mine.