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Getting A Job: How Effective Are Broadcasting Internships?, Erica L. Hardy Jan 2007

Getting A Job: How Effective Are Broadcasting Internships?, Erica L. Hardy

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The job market today in the broadcasting industry is highly competitive. Students with degrees and field experience may still be left jobless. It is believed throughout the industry that an internship is mandatory to get into the business. I agree. But, some students who are doing internships and finishing college are not getting jobs. This means students are reevaluating their life decisions and transferring to non-related fields to move on in life. In my research, I examined the journals of 37 Western Kentucky University interning during the summer of 2006. I evaluated their experiences based on the journal they turned ...