Thursday, December 3, 2015

Meet Our HU Students: Megan McGuire

Name: Megan McGuire
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major: Journalism, minor in International Affairs

When you were young, what did you think you wanted to be "when you grow up?"
When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be just like Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on the Today Show. I used to watch it every day before school with my mom, and I as a little kid they were my role models.

What career do you hope your first job after graduate will be?
I hope my first job in my career after I graduate will be something in broadcasting, specifically sports. I want to work in a major city, hopefully reporting for a professional sports team.

What experience have you had so far that you think is best preparing you to reach that goal?
Hofstra has given me a lot of opportunities to enhance my experience. I'm a part of Hofstra's radio station, WRHU 88.7 FM. I joined the sports department after my spring semester of my freshmen year, and have been able to work on Islander broadcasts, engineer, and get to be on air talent reporting on our D1 sports. I also am on-air on the HEAT Network show, Sportsbeat, and help produce the broadcasts of Hofstra sporting events and more with Pride Productions.

What advice would you have for others who are pursuing this same career?
I would say take advantage of every opportunity you can but also leave time for yourself. Don't let stress get the best of you.

Who at Hofstra has had the biggest positive impact on you?

I would say my friends have been the biggest impact for me at Hofstra. The people I've met, whether from my freshmen orientation to my friends at WRHU...I am just so grateful for their support in whatever I do and I love being there to support them. 

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