Sports Journalism Institute

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Great advice: “Pick 3 things and sell it”

My classmates and got to talk to ESPN senior writer Heather Dinich, and learning her career path was probably the most fascinating part of the conversation for me. She interned at the Kansas City Star, and even though the internship had an ending that was literally explosive, she still was able to pave her own way. I particularly enjoyed hearing Heather’s story and advice because I am also going to the Star. I don’t think there will be an explosion where I’m staying, but you never know. Her suggestion to “pick three things and sell it” was probably some of the most helpful advice I’ve heard. I really learned a lot from Heather and look forward to connecting with her again.
–DeAundra Allen