A NAIT student says he is getting the job experience of a lifetime as he job-shadowed a radio DJ in Washington, D.C., during Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration yesterday.

Landon Hommy, who is a television and radio student with the school, received the special invite from a family friend who is a radio personality in Hollywood as part of a job-shadowing opportunity.

“It’s not your typical job-shadowing opportunity, but I jumped at the chance,” said Hommy in a phone interview with Metro.

“The crowd is just massive and everyone seems to be in a good mood. To see that many people positive, hopeful and cheerful, it is really, really cool.”

Hommy said he was only 400 metres away from Obama’s podium yesterday morning.

City council delayed a public hearing into the possible sale of the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant to watch the inauguration. Premier Ed Stelmach also took some time out to watch Obama’s speech.

Hundreds of students at many schools across the city also observed the celebrations yesterday morning.

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