How work experience turned into a career for a recent UofGH graduate
Testimonial: Alexander Doria, UofGH Graduate
2012, Media Studies Program, University of Guelph-Humber
I saw the Media Studies Program at the University of Guelph-Humber as a place of opportunity. I had the chance to acquire hands-on skills and experience workplace environments, such as when I worked with Radix, the student-run University newspaper. My position involved working and organizing teams of writers and editors while sharing responsibility for an entire publication with my peers. It was an opportunity I may not have had elsewhere, and is invaluable experience on my resume.
While in my fourth year at UofGH, I managed to snag a winter internship with Rogers Sportsnet in Toronto. What was supposed to be a three-month internship turned into five months, and when they hired for positions this summer, I managed to impress them enough to earn a spot. I'm now a Broadcast Associate with Sportsnet, writing and packaging highlights for live, on-air productions.
I'm working my dream job today right out of school because of hard work and a little luck, but a large part of my success has to do with where I graduated from.
I look forward to seeing the growth of the Media Studies Program in the years to come.
Broadcast Associate, Rogers Sportsnet