What a ride it’s been! For 10 weeks this summer, I had the incredible privilege of participating in the NBA x HBCU Fellowship program with the Charlotte Hornets Communications Division, working primarily with the Digital and PR Teams. These weeks were nothing short of amazing, filled with opportunities for personal and professional growth I could have never anticipated.
One of the highlights of my journey was seeing my first NBA game story published on the team's website. The sense of accomplishment and pride I felt in that moment was beyond words. Additionally, I had the chance to step into roles I never imagined myself in – capturing photographs and crafting press releases. While I initially approached photography with uncertainty, I surprised myself by producing high-quality photos that even earned a spot on the team's Instagram page. Writing press releases proved to be a more challenging endeavor, one that required time, effort, and a steep learning curve. While I'm still on the path of improvement, I'm embracing this challenge with determination and a commitment to growth.
I am grateful for the exceptional individuals I've had the privilege to interact with during this journey. The support, guidance, and camaraderie I've experienced within the HSE family have been invaluable. It's safe to say that I am forever changed by this experience.
As I reflect on these past weeks, I'm reminded of the quote, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
The NBA HBCU Fellowship program has truly pushed me outside of my comfort zone, allowing me to discover new talents and refine existing skills. I am excited about the journey ahead, knowing that these experiences will continue to shape my path in remarkable ways.
I am immensely thankful for the opportunity to be part of this program and for the doors it has opened for me. I look forward to embracing future challenges and accomplishments with the same enthusiasm and determination.