Ash-har Quraishi, Chicago Correspondent for Al Jazeera America and Former Islamabad Bureau Chief, CNN

“Deciding late in my education to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism meant that I had missed out on several opportunities to intern in my chosen field.  Thankfully, it wasn’t too late to apply for and be awarded an IBA Minority Internship my Senior year.  Those few months spent in Quincy, IL at the NBC