Getting my career started

Going back in time, I would never have thought that I would be working in the broadcast industry. In 2014, I graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in BA Media Studies.

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Like mot recent graduates, I tried to look for a job straight away. It wasn’t easy especially as I was looking for a job in a foreign country, with issues of visa and and a lack of familiarity of the environment. Luckily, I had also applied for a job as a current affairs journalist at a Thai broadcast channel called Now26, which I eventually got.

In my interview, my future boss asked me if I would be interested in working on screen as well as writing. Admittedly at that point, I had little to no interests in being a television presenter as it wasn’t a career that I grew up wanting to be in.

When I was young, I always wanted to be a writer and never saw myself as a talker, let alone on screen. At the age of 21, I was the youngest member of the news presenters, so I didn’t have a lot of experience going into the job. Before hosting a show for the first time, I had to wait for three months before I was given the opportunity.

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A tip for anyone wanting to get into tv presenting, be patient and go out and get stories, your opportunities will come in time. Don’t feel like your boss is ignoring your potential, but you do have to prove yourself.

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