For us journalism juniors, it’s the season of filling out innocuous bond papers with self-serving titles, the ones emcees mention to introduce a judge in a talent competition, for example. But for us, we write down every honor and achievement we could think of, excluding of course “Most Neat” and the likes. We need to impress the media, advertising, PR, etc. companies to make our persona impressive. To make ourselves get in… as labor-abused interns.
I admit of being oddly excited of my summer internship. In my freshman year (yes, that early!), I told my self that I’ll be working under GMA-7, not because I’m a Kapuso (neither a Kapamilya), but because I thought a media corporation as huge as this would be helpful to dazzle up my graduate résumé. And GMA is specifically more welcoming to fresh UP CMC graduates, to add. But I figured recently, what if I am tasked to do things I don’t like, being hardcore in the news field, for example.
Maybe TV is not for me, I thought; Broad Comm is usually a course I feel reluctant to be labeled with- now why does almost everybody think I’m from Broad anyway?!– maybe because of the equipment and all the necessary technical utilization as the core of the course and not really getting the content which I am enthusiastic about. AND I highlight that newspapers are not my calling; yes, I’m from Journ but having been undergone newswriting class with a high grade though didn’t make me feel elated as a reporter enough. And to think, I’m not that well-informed and critical.
Online, meanwhile, is too… internet-assisted. I am someone who goes for fun and all. And speaking of fun and all, independent production teams such as Probe Team scare the hell out of me, mainly because it’s too public-affairs-hefty, thus not me.
So with those eliminated, I’m left with PR and advertising agencies which I would also love since they’re usually where communication graduates get affluent fast as compared to the repressed Philippine mass media industry. But PR is still unknown for me, and advertising is too corporate.
Hmmm. But before I run out of options, let us not forget something. The glossy. The classy. The specialized. The picky. (Drum roll please!!!) The magazine.
I always find magazines kind of mysterious; how do they cite sources to the pictures they post, how do they do all those advertorials, how do they fulfill photoshoots and all. That’s pretty mysterious for me. What do you think?
Hehe. Desperate much? Yeah, you can call me that. But I think I’m more of giddy than desperate. Haven’t you heard that I already had a few of my OJT attires ready since Christmas? Lol. Yeah, Like that one in the picture. Of course, the neckties are laid too.