Three weeks really do fly when you’re having fun. I’m Gavin Day and I’ve been the WHYS Work Experience since the end of October. You make have noticed an upswing of comments on air from Facebook. One of my projects for the past few weeks has been using that page to increase the contact we have with you. All I can say on that is thank you for responding so well to the posts and hopefully that can continue and grow.
I also want to encourage others who may be interested in pursuing journalism to have a look at the BBC Work Experience Page. I’m a broadcast journalism student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, BC, Canada (I had to give a shameless plug) and I’m the third student from our school to be work experience here. The previous two, Emma Mclagan and Leanne Yu spoke highly of coming here and I can only echo their sentiments. You’re immediately involved with the rest of the team and you’re treated as a part of the group. This was an invaluable experience and if you’re interested–go after it! I applied through the work experience page not really expecting to be awarded a position but it’s been tremendous! I hope you all enjoy the program as much as I’ve enjoyed the past few weeks!
For me, it’s back to Canada on Saturday (November 14). The show does go on but I’m proud to say I was a part of it even for a brief while. I’m trying to convince the show to come visit in February when Vancouver hosts the Olympics…but Mark’s a hard sell. Thanks for the great discussions everyone!