My experiences at Job Shadow Day |

My experiences at Job Shadow Day

As a girl who’s kept a journal her whole life, I’ve always loved to write. Last year my counselor put me into the journalism class to fill an empty space in my schedule. At first I just liked the fact that I was in another English class, but since then, it has grown on me. Now, as a sophomore, I am still writing for Tiger Tracks as co-opinion editor. Even though I have to put in hours after school to work on the paper, it is still on the top of my list of favorite things to do.

Just before Christmas break, the whole sophomore class was told we all had to find someone to follow at work on Job Shadow Day, Feb. 6. The point of Job Shadow Day is to help us learn more about what we may want to pursue as a career in the future. Right away, I knew I wanted to follow a reporter for Summit Daily News and I decided to shadow Reid Williams.

All throughout January, I was excited as Job Shadow Day approached. Now that it has, I realize I was eager for good reason. I learned a lot about journalism, such as how newspapers were printed in 1994 and that technology has had a huge effect on how they are being printed today. I also saw how the Summit Daily puts out a daily paper, instead of a monthly paper, which Tiger Tracks produces. Reid Williams was a great host and helped me see how a daily paper works.

After Job Shadow Day, I realized you have to love what you do, and being a journalist is something that I think I would really enjoy. Job Shadow Day is a great tradition for Summit High School, because it really does help students figure out what career goals they may or may not have.

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