I get the opportunity to understand others, to share other people’s ideas with others, to converse with others, question others, cheer with others, laugh with others, smile with others, shake hands with others, and feel empathy for others. The list goes on as a journalist. And the best part is, I won’t get in trouble for any of it. It’s part of my job to connect with others to tell a story as long as I tell it right, tell it well, tell it truthfully, and tell it ethically.
p.s. Yesterday I met with the Associate Dean for International Programs and one of my conversation partners from last semester, to discuss employment for international students. I learned so much, and we all agreed that it was a pleasure meeting each other. Cheers to that! Looking forward to writing this article.