Not looking forward to the real world
So this year has flown by faster than usual it seems. It doesn’t seem like long ago that we were just starting the new school year and meeting all the Laurier people. We’ve all been through a lot together (inside of school and out) that we’ve grown very close so quickly.
Everyone’s run into their issues this year. I can remember pretty clearly at the end of first semester when our three minute feature stories were due. The majority of the class was at the school all night freaking out over their projects (reminded me a lot of our first two years in television broadcasting). I feel like as an entire class, this years crop is closer than that of the television kids. Don’t get me wrong, there are friends that I made in TV that will last for a long time hopefully, but it seems like this years class is closer as a whole.
After this year, some of us will have to start looking for jobs. Personally I’m not looking forward to this as I love being a student. It’s all coming to an end unfortunately and it will be out into the real world.
My gameplan when (and if) I graduate is to basically just apply wherever is hiring. I know a couple of television graduates who are having success in the industry, with similar resumes to mine, so that gives me some hope.
Overall, it’s been a great year, there have been some highs and lows (more lows it seems like unfortunately). I’m not sure if I’m going to miss Conestoga specifically of just being a student in general, but overall it has been a great experience and hopefully some of us will be working together in the industry some day.