Everything literally happened so fast! A professor sent me the link and suggested that I apply. I had never come across this training and was very interested, however I was scared. I’d spent a weekend learning about the process, looking at past projects and filled out the application three times before submitting it. I knew it was a great opportunity, but I had my final semester of schoolwork hanging over my head. The fourth time I filled out the entire application I just went for it. I told myself the worst they can do is tell me I hadn’t been accepted, which would be okay, because I needed to focus on my thesis anyway.
The diverse group of individuals they chose supported and encouraged each other throughout the entire process. The project manager was amazing with daily check-ins and a written list of tasks. I knew working on this audio story would be a bit difficult for me as I have more experience writing narrative stories. After logging my audio, I was behind my group in preparing my story. My biggest takeaway from this project would definitely be the social media component. Honestly, the social media posts were the one thing I initially dreaded, but our social media leaders did an amazing job explaining what should be posted and how to go about making posts. I’m so very grateful for submitting that application and for Next Generation Radio providing students like myself with such an amazing opportunity.