For anyone looking to join the communications industry, Marci Ien is more than an inspiration. She’s been a journalist for twenty years and is currently the co-host of CTV's Canada AM. At the end of the National Congress on Culture, the Student Reporters, including myself, had the opportunity to sit down with Marci over brunch and pick her brain about what it really takes to make it in the media. She had many incredible insights but I wanted to share the quotes that stood out the most for me and inspired me to push myself. They are applicable to many more fields than journalism and can be used as a daily mantras for enlightened living.
"It’s desperately hard out there… Having said that, here is what I know works. Perseverance works. Doing things differently works."