The Fear of the Unknown — Joey DeBerardino

DeBerardino sitting at a news desk for Detroit’s Local 4 news station

As a junior at Central Michigan University studying broadcast and cinematic arts, Joey DeBerardino is fearful of where life will take him after graduation. Although he dreams of working as either a sports broadcaster for ESPN or a television anchor for one of Detroit’s local news stations, he knows that he will most likely have to work at a small-town news station during the beginning of his career. His biggest fears are not knowing what kind of job he will land after graduating from CMU, how long it will take him to get a job, where (location) his career in broadcasting will take him, and how much money he will make. As he typically as a rather simple and routine life, he struggles with not knowing where life will take him in less than a year and a half.

DeBerardino also shared how he wishes that going into broadcasting was similar to pursuing a medical degree as medical students almost always get a job right after they complete their schooling. “I’m having fun in college right now and I’m glad that I won’t have to be in school nearly as long as my friends who want to be doctors, but I just want to know what my life is going to look like after graduation. Where will I end up? How long is it going to take me to get a job? Will I ever land my dream job?”