Sports journalist and presenter Vaishali Bhardwaj describes what it takes to break into the industry…
I did a Microbiology degree at Imperial College London but, after three years of training, realised that it wasn’t for me – I wanted to pursue a different career path. I’d always loved watching and playing sports, so sports journalism seemed like a logical move.
I didn’t have any relevant experience at this point, so the first thing I did was apply for internships and work placements so that I could get a better understanding of what to expect.
Anyone who has been in a similar position will know that applying to internships is hard enough when you DO have the relevant degree – so it was certainly a tough process for me. I carried out a lot of research and I scanned websites daily for appropriate roles.