Tuesday, March 22, 2011
INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Laura Roberts
Laura Roberts will graduate in May with a degree in Sport Communication and Electronic Media Production and with a minor in Sport Management. She has expressed interest in working with communications and mass media since her high school years when she wrote for school publications and served on yearbook staff. During college she expanded her experiences with positions on both campus television and radio stations. Upon graduation she aspires to return to New York City for work on television production. Laura discusses how her summer internship helped her decide her future career path.
Internship: CNN/HLN’s Showbiz Tonight
Location of Internship: New York City, New York
“Job Title”: Production Intern
Favorite Part of Internship: Having the opportunity to work alongside the top people in the biz. From the hosts to the production assistants, those people really know television. Also being able to witness the inner workings of live daily television was a thrill.
Least favorite part of internship: Leaving in August!
What will you take away from this internship for future jobs? This internship helped me figure out what exactly it is I want to do in my field of study and where. I absolutely fell in love with television production and New York City. It is a good feeling to know what I want to work toward as graduation approaches.
How did AU and the JDM department help you succeed in the internship? I was fortunate enough to work with the campus TV and radio stations; both behind the scenes and on-air as early as freshman year. Classes the department offered such as Studio Production, Broadcast Reporting, Writing for the Media, Media Tech and Operations and, of course, practicum, helped me adapt to both past internships at WMFD in Mansfield and at CNN.
Posted by AU JDM at 5:13 PM