SurfNturf- Wow that's really a shame because I know how expensive New York City is. However, gaining work experience is really important to transition into a new field.
The writer makes a very good point that if someone is interested in writing they might seek a journalism work experience with their local paper.
This is really a valuable experience that might land him or her a job upon graduation. Work experience is very valuable and sometimes it is weighed heavier than a college degree.