Common App Short Essay: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extra curricular activities or work experience. (1000 characters maximum)
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Ever wonder how the 10:00 news was shot live on camera and projected to millions of television sets in just a matter of seconds? I did too and that's why I decided to go to TV Asia, a South-Asian broadcasting channel, to satisfy my curiosity. I ended up getting an internship there for the summer and they allotted me a half an hour news slot. This would mean that I had to edit, clip, and write the script for the 10:00 news. The anchor for that news show would then read my script to millions of viewers all across North America and I would sit there in the green room, amusingly watching how it was projected to these viewers. This small fascination of mine led me to watch other South-Asian news channels and I eventually developed an idea that would change my community.
My plan was to introduce Hindi, India's national language, as a foreign language class in my high school. I introduced my project to TV Asia and my idea allowed them to develop a new idea for a television series which they would call, Hindi Now. This show would teach young Indian children the language and I am proud to be a part of the development of that show. I never envisioned this initial curiosity of mine to go this far but it landed me with an internship and a place in the Indian community.