Starting as a psychology major, Jim Militello found himself becoming an Associated Press sports reporter. These two jobs have nothing in common although Jim would not have become an AP reporter without first earning his undergraduate degree.
I listened to Jim discuss how he went to undergraduate school for 10 years, at three universities and in two different countries. He spent this time earning a degree in psychology even though he knew he did not want to pursue a career in the field. Instead he used the degree to help him open doors in the broadcasting field.
Listening to Jim made me realize my own circumstances where I spent most of my college career working for a major I do not have an interest in. I took a better road than Jim and changed my major so that I am now interested in the classes I am enrolled in. Even with this change, I still felt behind in college. This was until I listened to Jim and learned that life should be taken at your own pace. His career in broadcasting developed over many years and broadened his life experiences.
I hope to use media studies to broaden how I experience the world and journalism seems to help with this goal. Since taking Fundamentals of Journalism I have already been introduced to many professionals and taught many skills that can benefit my life and media study career.
After listening to Jim Militello, I plan on taking life at my own pace and keeping an open mind to the different careers that exist.