I walked into CBC Toronto with two goals – I wanted to become a better story pitcher and Iwanted to improve my radio and TV reporting skills. Six weeks later, I walked out confident in my ability to develop an idea and pitch it to a room full of producers. I now also feel comfortable writing scripts and editing clips for radio and TV. I attribute my successful experience in the high-energy newsroom with having clear, tangible goals and supervisors who wanted to help me achieve them. Everyone at my placement was patient and wanted to help me learn.