- Blog entry by M+M Internship Coordinator, Lara Hill. Last week she paid a visit to Shaw Media’s Global newsroom and behind the scenes at ET Canada in Toronto.
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An ET Canada intern from SAIT (Calgary) enjoys her first week on the job.
The Global newsroom in Toronto.
Lara met with Global’s National Director and an Executive Assistant from ET Canada to talk about the kind of exciting opportunities that M&M interns will experience this summer. Lara was inspired to learn that Shaw Media news outlets have been hiring… and newsrooms are growing. Both execs were quick to emphasize that ‘good’ interns often end up getting hired.
Besides the related education/experience, what constitutes a ‘good’ intern you might ask? Global and ET staff noted the following qualities that stand out:
Strong research and writing ability. These skills will carry you far in any broadcast/journalism/communications position
Demonstrated eagerness — the drive to go above and beyond
Ability to pitch a good story
Reasonable expectations & patience when starting out your career.
Don’t give up too soon!
Lara has a little fun behind the scenes at ET: