School Pays Off in the Workplace

It’s interesting how you can apply random things you learned in school in the workplace. It may seem like an obvious statement, but just today I utilized skills that I just learned in school a few weeks ago, in fact they were on the final.

For instance, I was asked to transcribe a podcast. Coincidentally, this past semester, I learned about radio script formats. This helped me tremendously. The humorous thing was that I didn’t even learn this in a journalism class, but rather a class in the communication design department called, ‘Writing for Electronic Media,’ which I guess is appropriate.

Yet another application of my overpriced education was Adobe Photoshop. I hate that program, but I can suffer through it to do what needs to get done. I used it today to crop and resize images for clips. After years of suffering through learning this overpriced program, it was comforting to know that it’s not a just a tool teachers use to totally confuse and frustrate their students. It made all those hours of feeling terribly bemused in class worth it.

It feels good to actually apply what I’ve learned outside the classroom. It’s not just for a grade anymore, it’s for a client, and that makes all the difference.

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