Grady Intern Diaries: Collin Huguley

Grady Intern Diaries: Collin Huguley

July 16, 2019

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their summer internship experience.

Grady College: Briefly describe your internship and responsibilities:
CH: My internship was split between two ACBJ publications in Charlotte – the Charlotte Business Journal and Sports Business Journal. I have served as a reporter for both. I’ve reported, written and edited business stories for online and print for both publications.

Grady: What was your favorite part about your summer internship?
CH: I’ve really enjoyed the range of topics and beats that I’ve gotten to cover. I love covering sports business, but I’ve also gotten the chance to branch out and cover stories in commercial real estate, manufacturing, health care, residential real estate and other topics. It’s been enlightening to work in so many different spaces.

Grady: What is the most memorable experience you had during your internship?
CH: Writing the cover story for the June 21 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal was awesome. I really enjoyed the topic I got to cover and was proud of the reporting I did to produce a good story and sidebar. It’ll be nice to keep a copy for myself as a trophy of sorts.

Grady: What is the most valuable lesson or skill you learned during your internship?
CH: The most valuable skill I’ve obtained/enhanced is source identification and relationship building. I’ve learned how to better find good sources and how to main a strong relationship with them as I report stories. It has been very helpful in the work I’ve done this summer and will be extremely valuable for me moving forward.

Grady: What part of your Grady education did you find most valuable during your internship?
CH: My investigative reporting class with professor Lori Johnston taught me to go the extra mile when it comes to digging up information and trying to reach sources. That has stuck with me almost every story I’ve done, because it is rarely easy to get ahold of the valuable information in a story.

Grady: How will your summer internship affect the way you approach the rest of your time at UGA?
CH: It can really help me hone in on where I want to take my career post-graduation. I can apply what I’ve learned to how I approach classes and to my staff at The Red & Black, where I’ll be the Editor in Chief in the fall.

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