Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Get a Job!

Recently, NEWS7 sports anchor/reporter Chris Miles and I traveled to George Wythe High School to meet and greet students at their annual career fair. Many local businesses were on hand to provide information to sophomores, juniors and seniors. I've found this is a fun time of the year. Since the fall, SkyTracker7 HD meteorologists have traveled from one corner of our viewing area to the other talking about weather and climate to thousands of students. While that's fun, it's a nice change of pace to go to high schools and talk with older kids about broadcasting. Many are familiar with the "on-air" part of the job, but few have a clue about the "behind the scenes" work. They are often thrilled to know about jobs such as graphic production, audio, directing, producing and sales. Students also are usually interested in how they should continue their education beyond high school.

Thanks to GWHS for inviting Chris and I to attend. I have a few more career fairs to visit the next few weeks. I look forward to meeting more students who may eventually decide on a career in the ever-changing broadcast news industry.