The key thing when pursuing a career in journalism is persistence. It’s said everywhere. And indeed, I continue to persist.
Website; Interns Anonymous, uses quote from the Guardian: from April 20 2010, by Tanya de Grunwald: “In my opinion, students should take a more active role in determining their future – and employers should return to hiring graduates on potential rather than experience. Universities should stop running degrees they know have no real value – and completely overhaul their careers advice services. Politicians should support payment for internships and keep tuition fees as low as possible until we can all promise school pupils that yes, going to university is definitely a good idea. With a fresh batch of 470,000 students set to finish their undergraduate studies this summer and a further 205,000 completing postgraduate courses, we have no time to lose.”
After incredible; “I’m living my dream” highs and awful, draining lows; “I am just going to have to move more of my savings across. And get a job at that bar down the road.” It is hard. Make no qualms. All that I have is the faith in myself (which needs to be un-waning, but of course flails about in tough times) and hope.
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. The sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: wait and hope.” Alexandre Dumas