If you were to ask if I ever saw myself writing for The Record about four months back, I would have said “No way. Impossible.” Yet here I am, now about to finish my 11th week stint with the Record and all I can say is that I’m glad to have had the opportunity.
Working here has undoubtedly helped me grow, both personally and professionally. My first week on the job, I was a second-year accounting student, coming straight out of a nice relaxing winter break. Unlike many of the preceding students before me, I had absolutely zero experience working in this field. The only helpful assets I had under my belt were my passion for writing and my interest in the community. Fortunately for me, these two skills came in quite handy as I began my work experience as a local reporter.
I most definitely underestimated what I signed up for during my first week. Getting used to writing five articles a week was the largest of many obstacles I had to overcome. As someone who had never experienced working a white-collar job, I found it difficult to adjust to the type of work I was expected to perform. However, through the help of the people around me and my fellow journalists, I was able to overcome these obstacles and mature into who I am today. While it certainly is not a job for everyone, for those who are interested in the position, I urge you to give it a try. Whether it be networking, organizing yourself and/or interpersonal communication, it is one of those experiences where you will leave a better person than when you first entered.
From museums to towns. From local businesses to local non-profits. I truly got to experience almost every corner of what the Townships has to offer.
All the experiences I’ve garnered and skills I’ve acquired will forever be a part of who I am as a person. Speaking with all sorts of organizations and people has honestly helped me expand my horizons and learn more about my community. Speaking to my fellow Townshippers, both English and French, has honestly made a deep impression on me as I got to experience a broader range of our local heritage and culture firsthand through the very people who make up our diverse community. From museums to towns. From local businesses to local non-profits. I truly got to experience almost every corner of what the Townships has to offer. Something I will forever be grateful for.
To finish it off, I would like to thank the hard-working people at The Sherbrooke Record for doing everything in their power to keep up their good work while still printing a daily paper. A feat that I believe is underappreciated in our modern-day society. I would also like to thank the subscribers and the readers of The Record. Whether it is simply browsing the Facebook page and sharing it, or by having an actual subscription, it is you who keep The Record alive. For that reason, I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued interest in the paper.