A typical day in the life of a telecom student at UF is filled with constantly pitching stories. Much like reporting in the real world at UF they try to simulate an actual newsroom experience so you're expected to constantly pitch stories and report on them. At first I was quite bad at it since I had never done it before, however as time went on I became better and better. Eventually it just becomes second nature you know where to look for stories etc.
As a lot of you know I don't have a huge interest in news and hope to be a sports reporter. However, I've had the opportunity to cover some cool stuff over my time here.
This photo is from the time I covered Gator Giving Day a day where alumni and members of Gator Nation give money to their chosen school to help support their programs. It was very successful and the CJC came in first place for the most money received.
This next photo is of Christopher "KontruL" Cantrell a pro NBA 2k player. I did a feature story on him about his life as a pro gamer and how he balances it while finishing college.
This next photo is from a feature story I did on Anthony Richardson a local Gainesville football star who is committed to the Florida Gators. This is a photo of his high school football team Eastside practicing.
As you can see I've done stories on a variety of subjects. So there really is something here for everyone. As I intend to graduate from UF this December I don't think I can express my gratitude for the CJC for preparing me for my career.