I did an interview with If You Can Dream It, Do It last year. Here is a portion of it below:
“Kayce Smith is fulfilling not only her dream, but a dream that many girls who love sports dream of, working and reporting for ESPN.
We’re so excited to share our interview with Kayce about chasing her dream, her advice for others looking to chase a similar dream job, and the challenges she’s experienced along the way.
When you were little, what did you want to be? What was your “dream job”?
Every time someone asks me this, I always get the same reaction. “Really? Come on.” But I am telling the 100% truth in saying that from the second that I could formulate my own thoughts about my future, I have always wanted to become a sports broadcaster. I may be aging myself here, but remember the ‘Talk Boys’ from Home Alone 2? I carried one of those around my house recording myself talking about football constantly. My mom recently sent me a questionnaire I filled out before my 8th grade graduation. One of the questions was “Where will you be in ten years?” My answer was ‘being an ESPN reporter and married.’ I guess going 1-of-2 isn’t too bad!What’d you major in while in college?
I was born to go to Texas A&M. I swear I was that obnoxious kid who tried to convince all of my friends that being an Aggie was the only way to go. So naturally, I only applied to A&M. When I was in school, there was not a Broadcasting degree plan available… so I took the BA in Mass Communication with a minor in Journalism route.Did you have any odd jobs along the way to make ends meet?
At one point in college, I was working a part-time job at a pet store, coaching jr. high track and high school basketball, and waitressing at night… along with working for A&M’s Athletic Department… all at once. It was pretty chaotic.Where did your love for sports and football in general come from?
My dad! He loves the game of football. He took me to countless games growing up and I just had this natural passion for it. To this day, one of my favorite things to do is watch college football with him. Obviously I don’t get to do that much anymore, but if I get the opportunity, I am there in a heartbeat. I also played every sport you can think of growing up before sticking with Basketball and Track in High School.”
For the full text of the If You Can Dream It Interview, go here: Kayce Smith Interview
Get my answers to other questions like…
- How did you get your start in your career? Did you have a mentor along the way, or what did you find was most helpful in starting out?
- What was that moment like when you found out you’d be working for SEC Network/ ESPN?
- I feel like most people only see the glamorous side of following your dreams, what sacrifices do you make in order to pursue your dream?
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