Written by Esteban Cabada
My name is Esteban Cabada, and I just completed my last semester here at Cal State Fullerton as a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. I cannot deny the numerous opportunities I have had to grow and learn about myself and the work field that I will be entering very soon. More importantly, I am proud to say that this semester, I took advantage of one of the greatest experiences I could have ever considered in my college career — joining Titan Radio.
Within my college career, I had briefly heard mention of the name “Titan Radio” but had never dug deep into the details of what the organization was, let alone how to get myself involved in the program. It wasn’t until my final semester at the college that I was going to enroll in my internship course and needed to find one as soon as possible. The only goal I had in mind was to hopefully find one that was close to campus, if not on campus, so that I could get more in touch with the area and possibly some more programs on campus. This was when I found out that the university’s radio station was offering a “Communications and Campus Outreach” intern position that would fit the criteria I needed. The part that gave me that extra hint of motivation was that I secretly always wanted to be a part of something on campus that had to do with music. Needless to say, I saw this opportunity to apply as a win-win scenario.
At this point, I still was not 100% sure of what to expect if I was lucky enough to be chosen for this position, but I am generally an open-minded person, so I was mentally prepared to go with the flow. When I had finally received word back that I was selected for the position, I had a good feeling about where this opportunity was headed. Of course, I was nervous about joining because I was brand new to the whole organization, but I knew it was something to make the most out of regardless. All I had in mind as far as expectations were that I would probably meet some new people who had great connections, and they would teach me how to do things I had probably never done before.
Looking back at it now that the semester is coming to a close, I have to be honest and say that this semester was one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve ever obtained in my life; and a large contributing factor was being a part of Titan Radio. The wide range of people that I had to fortune of meeting gave me so much confidence to be more myself and embrace that music side of me more often. The staff and other interns were so welcoming and patient with me coming in as a new member, and they all dedicated themselves in some way to showing me the ropes as well as making me feel like one of them. There is no doubt in my mind that this was also one of my busiest semesters ever, so, unfortunately, I wasn’t in the station as much as I would have liked to. However, this did not diminish the joy I had in feeling like a part of the Titan Radio family. The people down there are very passionate about what they do and how it impacts campus life. It was not until I became a part of this organization that I realized how underrated they are. There will always be a place in my heart with Titan Radio.
So, to sum it all up, if there’s anyone reading this who is looking to try something new or get involved campus, please know that Titan Radio is always there for you. I definitely wish I could have joined sooner!