It is so hard to believe that the final week of school has started. Some people still have a year or two left of college, but I only have 11 days. The hardest thing to believe is that I will never go to another college class again, not have college work to finish. This week is it before exams and graduation.
When I started on The Aviso as a staff writer, I never imagined that I would have held so many positions on staff: writer, web editor, public relations editor, and feature editor. In short, a little of everything.
Working on the staff has helped me to learn so many valuable skills.
- note taking
- interviewing people without being fearful (I used to get dreadfully nervous before an interview)
- learning how to work well with people
- working on a deadline
- writing skills
- learning to become more extroverted
But the skills I have learned don’t compare to friends that the I have made through working with The Aviso.
The first year I worked on The Aviso (my sophomore year) was the last year for The Aviso in print. As I leave, the paper is exclusively on the web. Both of those experiences have been well worth the effort, tears and lack of sleep.
I can now say I have published work and have been on the staff of an award-winning paper.