Future Plans

Well, my future is in question now… I want to pursue what I always have wanted to pursue… broadcasting.

Those who know me know I am into the know-how in front of and behind the camera or the microphone (albeit television or radio) and want to do something about it.

That and considering the future I have with Citibank have led me to pursue joining the bandwagon of Mike Klauss and others in looking into going back to college. Specifically East Tennessee State University. Me and a very good friend, Jordan, are going there tomorrow to see what I can do to get in there now or next Spring.

I have mentioned this to my supervisor here at work, and he says he’ll try to accommodate anything that comes up, including the possibilty of going part time.

The only thing that worries me is how much is this all going to cost… can I get aid or student loans to cover this all? I think looking at it in retrospect that Spring is a better alternative, but nothing is being thrown out at this point.

There is one person that I look up to and am very proud to know that is realizing his dream currently, and that is Kris aka Xanfan, and if you’re reading this, I’m going to pursue what I want to do now, and you’re my main inspiration for doing this, I have complete confidence that I will do good at this, and I am certain I have your full support.

So, all that is left is to see what can be done, and everyone wish me luck!


4 Replies to “Future Plans”

  1. Yeah man, I’m reading. 🙂 For me, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. My major is still nursing, but I’m probably going to change it to something to do with computers. As far as the radio broadcasts are going, I was just at the right place at the right time, both times. I’m gonna tell you one thing. As soon as you get an opportunity to do anything related to broadcasting, either on the air, behind the scenes, or anything at all, take the opportunity. For radio types like myself, in order to get a paying job around here, most stations require 2 or 3 years of on air experience required. (NJ 101.5 which is my goal, requires 5 years experience.) Thanks to the Part 15 AM and the current WXXY FM, I completed my first year this month. Getting closer. (Now if WXXY would just switch back to the all 80s thing… lol. Will happen soon enough.)

    Good luck!

  2. From the Good Friend Jordan 😀

    Okay, Nicky (lol) it’s never too late. The only hold-up w/ be w/ the government aka the FAFSA/ getting aid. ETSU has a nifty short term loan program and will usually accomodate you in holding certain fees back. The only thing you’d absolutely have to worry about right this second is buying books. You can probably still get a short term loan for that. You are required to take 12 hours to be part time (usually 4 classes) but anything over 12 hours that you take, is free (except for having to buy extra books). It IS do-able I promise. If it doesn’t work now there’s always spring. I’ll do whatever I can to help. I know that you don’t like your job very much (trust me, having used to work there). I know how bad it sucks. I know that getting a broadcasting degree would help you get into what you REALLY want to do. Like I said, just let me know what I can do to help. Love ya! Take care ~

  3. Nick, as always, you know I’m supporting you in any endeavor you pursue. Getting in for fall at this time is near impossible unless they start real late, like mid-to-late September or later. Spring is a more realistic start date. Take a few semesters of summer courses and bam, you’re back up to speed, like you started in the fall.

    How old are you now? ROFL 24? 25? If you’re at least 24, you should be able to get a significant amount of financial assistance from FAFSA. Do a simple Google search for “FAFSA” to find their online site. I don’t know if they can start giving aid starting in Spring semester but it doesn’t hurt to try. In addition to all this, go to ETSU’s financial aid department when you visit. They can give you a ton of information about how much it’ll cost before financial aid, how much aid you can get, what you need to do to qualify for aid (a FAFSA would be the first step in getting aid), and they should also have grant and scholarship info. Grants are very nice; they’re paying for my whole school year this year! 🙂

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