Given my advocacy for being involved with the Cabrini community, I wanted to take advantage of sports photography.
I knew that parents often come to campus and take photos of their kids during the many athletic games held on campus, so I figured I could reach out to the Athletic Department and ask if I could take some pictures at my friend’s field hockey game.
This is where it all started.
The athletics communication director, David Howell, told me the department is always looking for students interested in sports-related media. After further discussion, I was connected to the assistant athletics communication director, Brian Manley, and was set up to “shoot” more photography for the Cavalier's games.
Reaching out that one time, sending in my resume, LinkedIn, writing samples, and online portfolio led me to an internship with Cabrini's Athletic Department. I never thought I’d meet the qualifications or requirements it took to have this opportunity, but I’ve been able to learn skills, techniques and really expand my knowledge in this new field.
I’m grateful to the Cabrini Athletic Department and the Communications Department for encouraging me to grow in different environments.
I encourage those of you who are uncertain or afraid to walk out of your comfort zone to at least try; you never know!