How jazz music got me this job
I am a big supporter of the arts if that hasn't been evident in some of articles and columns. In fact, if it wasn't for the arts, I wouldn't have this job. I would most likely still be miserable at my previous place of employment preparing for my seventh year in a place that my old coworkers and I cheerfully described as “hell.”
During the summer of 2012, I served as a communications intern for the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Mo. on the historic intersection of 18th and Vine. For an arts lover and history buff, this was a great way to merge two of my passions and still get “real world experience” in the communications field. I wrote articles and press releases, took photos, interviewed artists, contributed to business and staff meetings, did concert reviews and of course any other grunt work that required the large male intern.
I loved it! Every day there was a new adventure, which is exactly how it is here at the Daily News. No two day's were the same. One day, I would be shaking hands with Mayor Sly James and baseball legend Frank White and the next day I would be giving impromptu tours to family reunion groups.
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