VIDEO: One journalist’s quest for a job

Finding a job is every recent graduate dream. In an industry like journalism, where the supply is higher than the demand this could be a difficult challenge. We joined Alyssa Cardona, a graduating senior from UTEP is her journey through this year’s Excellence in journalism career fair, to learn first-hand what the process of looking for a job is like.

Isabel Sanchez

Isabel Sanchez

Isabel Sanchez has wanted to be a journalist since her youth.

Today, Sanchez is pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Syracuse University in upstate New York. There she is learning about more than the craft of news writing — she is also learning about American culture.

Originally from Venezuela, Sanchez studied at the Rafael Belloso Chacín in Maracaibo and worked at a local television station before coming to the United States when she was 23.

Sanchez prefers to tell stories with video, which, she said, is the best way to capture someone’s attention.

Her dream job is to be an international news correspondent that will allow her to continue traveling, as she has done for much of her life. Sanchez has previously made stops throughout Latin America, including Argentina and Colombia.

Prior to coming to Anaheim, she had an internship in Providence, Rhode Island, with local news station, WPRI.

Tomas Rodriguez

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