Narrator:Listen to a conversation between a student and his faculty adviser.
Advisor:HI, Steven. I schedule this appointment, because it has been a while since we touch this.
Student:I know I have been really busy--- a friend of my works on a school a paper.
He asks me if I would like to try to reporting so I did and I really love it.
Advisor:Hey…that's sounds great!
Student:Yeah…the first article I wrote it was profile of the chemistry professor-the one whose name teacher the year.
My article ran on the front page.
When I saw my name, I mean my byline in print, I was hooked.
Now I know this is what I want to do-be a reporter.
Advisor:Isn't it great to discover something that you really enjoy?
And I read that the article too. It was very good.
Student:To be honest, the articles got a lot of editing.
In fact I barely recognized a couple of paragraphs.
But the editor explained why the changes were made.
I learned a lot and my second article didn't meet nearly many changes.
Advisor:Sound like you got a real neck for this.
Student:Yeah… anyway, I am glad you schedule this meeting because I want to change my major to journalism now.
Advisor:Um，the university doesn't offer major in journalism.
Student:I…I mean…should I transfer to another school, or major in English?
Advisor:Er… wait a minute.
Let me explain why the major isn't offered.
Editors at the newspaper… editors… um… I mean when you apply for a reporting job, editors look at the two things-they want to see clips,
you know, some of your published articles, though also want to try out, though give you an assignment like…covering a price of conferences some other event, then see if you can craft the story about it, accurately, on dead line.
Student:So they don't even to look at my major?
Advisor:It is not that they don't look at it… it is… well, having a degree in something other than journalism should actually work to your advantage.
Advisor:Most journalism specialized these days.
They only write about science or business or technology for example.
Is there a type of reporting you think you may like to specialize then?
Student:Well… I think it can be really cool to cover the Supreme Court. I mean… their decision affects so many people.
Advisor:That is really a goal worth striving for.
So, why not continue major in political science?
And as elective, you could take some Pre-Law classes like Constitution Law, and as for you work on the student newspaper paper, maybe they let you cover some local court cases-once that the student and professor here would want to read about.
Student:Do you know of any?
Advisor:I do. Actually, there is case involving this computer software program that one of our professors wrote.
The district courts decide in if the university entitle to any of our professors' profits?
Student:Wah…I will definitely follow upon that!