Media has the power to escalate things at an effective level – to the extent that they breakdown into the cracks of system and emerge with power to build a revolutionary effect. With the transformation of media at a rapid pace, various students opt for the course to build a career in it, and make a mark in the press world. India has witnessed a great rate of change in students opting for mass media and journalism, and the revolution is noteworthy. Today, India stands apart from the world with over 100 24-hour news channels and mediums, and is tagged as “world’s most linguistically diverse news landscape.”
The changing landscape sure has attracted tons of students to enrol, but the competition has made it harder for students to make it to the best universities. While entrances can be aced because of regular practice, most of the students complain of getting hindrances at interview level. Here are some tips to ace interviews at top journalism colleges in India:-
1.The first question remains a personal note and you will be faced with a question such as, “why journalism”, “which branch do you want to go for”, “why this college”, “future career prospects” etc. These questions should be answered honestly, with wit and respect. Do not answer in a way that they counter question you and you are speechless or confused.
2.Even if counter questioned, do not lose your calm and grace and start fretting over what has been asked. Answered tactfully with full confidence shows a bold personality who is ready to take challenges, and is confident about life decisions.
3.Good listening skills, orator skills, confidence and awareness are a must have.
4.You should be well versed with the past and current political, economic and social scenario. Current affairs need to be on the tips.
5.Giving answers that are hanging off the hook or are baseless is harmful and grey area. You need to be straightforward and courageous enough to fight back and establish his stand if need be.
These pointers also come in place once you have actually built a career in mass communication and journalism from AAFT. Media world needs a lion to roar when need be, not crumble like a cookie and fret over minute issues.