Back to Work hooked me up with Baltimore-Post Examiner where my dreams came true.  The website that bills itself as “a little bit of everything” has done so much for me. Baltimore Post-Examiner has allowed me to do something my Communications Arts degree from Franciscan University in Ohio didn’t: pursue my dream of becoming a journalist.

Baltimore Post-Examiner has given me the chance to fulfill my lifelong goal of becoming a music and sports columnist and critic – a job I wasn’t able to chase upon graduation due to my obligations of being a newlywed with the first of my four children on the way.

More than two decades later, however, I’ve been a credentialed member of the media for premier hockey, soccer and college football games and for marquee concerts featuring Billy Joel, Motley Crue, The Grateful Dead, and The Eagles. The website has breathed life into my second career that I thought had died long ago. I’ve gained invaluable experience working with Baltimore Post-Examiner.com’s editors who’ve given me the tools and guidance that have enabled me to grow as a writer and create my style.

Ultimately, I want to use what I’ve learned at Baltimore Post-Examiner.com to pursue a rewarding career in journalism. But without Baltimore Post-Examiner I’ll never get to experience what I aspired to do since working at my high school newspaper. – Chris Swanson

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