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- Ryan Hathaway '17 Earns One of Three National Co-ops in Boston Globe Sports Department
Ryan Hathaway '17 Earns One of Three National Co-ops in Boston Globe Sports Department
July 22, 2016
"Sometimes the best things come out of bad news," says Ryan Hathaway, Class of 2017.
That's what happened when the Curry College communication major and sports editor for the Currier Times learned he wasn't a selected applicant for a Boston Globe internship usually reserved for new college graduates, and was encouraged to apply to the Globe's co-op program.
A co-op position at the Globe was something Ryan had not considered, since it would require a full-time commitment for a six month period. But a conversation with his academic advisor convinced him that he could make it work.
After multiple interviews and a lengthy vetting process, Ryan finally got the word that he had been selected for one of three nationally-coveted positions.
"They actually offered me a choice of the different co-ops, and I decided to take the sports track."
Related: Read Ryan's recent articles on Boston.com
Ryan will now be getting paid to cover games, write features, produce multimedia stories and learn from the best in the business at one of the premiere sports news departments in the country.
"It feels good but I'm not, in anyway, going to sit on my laurels. Although I am excited to see where this opportunity will take me."
The Globe co-op is the most recent addition to Ryan's portfolio of work, which he's grown from the time he stepped foot on campus and began voraciously pursuing a career in journalism.
"I started writing articles for the Currier Times in the first semester of my freshman year. From there I just kept trying to get better and challenge myself every day. Whether it was photography or video, or social media storytelling, I really just wanted to get as many different experiences as I could."
Those experiences have included interning at a local law firm, for multiple Gatehouse Media outlets serving Southeastern Massachusetts, and The Boston Globe High School Sports Desk. After a summer multimedia journalism internship at The Patriot Ledger, he was hired as the Ledger's part-time courts reporter.
"I subscribe to the notion that hard work can get you anywhere and don't really accept failure as a possibility. Using that attitude and the skills I've acquired at Curry, I'm going to see where it takes me."