PLACEMENT A REAL EXPERIENCE
As a student in high school going into the workplace, I was trepidatious at first. I quickly learnt, though, that office banter was not that different from school banter. The thing that I loved the most was actually being there when people told their stories. There is something special about seeing the emotion on people’s faces when they tell you aspects of their lives that have motivated them to get where they are. The aim of work placement is to get real life experience by going out in the workplace and seeing how everything happens in the real world outside of school. Going to interviews, photo shoots and press conferences with different employees from Community Newspaper Group has opened my eyes to how a story goes from an idea to a published article in the paper. I will probably never forget this experience, for good reasons. It has inspired me to look into journalism as a career.