WhoDey saidHey guys, I'm in school to hopefully be a tv news reporter. I met a news director from one of the local stations at a charity event the other day. We didn't talk that long because he was fairly busy, but I introduced myself, and that stuff, I asked for his card and he gave it to me. But now, what's the next step now that I have his card? The station's website says there aren't any internships available at the time, so I need to learn how to effectively use this resource.
Thank you in advance.
When I was taking a TV degree the college department kept such intern opportunity information for the students. In some cases, depending on what the station or studio with an opening had specified, the college itself would make the choices or recommendations, based on their best students. Does your own college offer this?
Otherwise just keep checking back, plus find out who coordinates the intern program at the station, see if you can go on a waiting list. When you speak with the intern coordinator make sure to mention that you were encouraged by the news director you met in person to apply for an internship. They may wish you to forward a resume, which as a student, should focus on all TV & news-related course work you have taken, plus any actual work you have done in those fields.