INTERNSHIP ADVICE FROM MEDIA PROS
FTC Reporter Sean Lanigan re-caps Five Towns College's November 11th Virtual Meet and Mingle with top companies in the media industry.
By Sean Lanigan
The Five Towns College Career Services Center put together quite the lineup of media companies for the Virtual Meet and Mingle event on November 11th. Produced by Krysti O'Rourke, Director of Career Services at Five Towns College, each company came ready to discuss what they bring to the table in terms of jobs, and internships.
If you missed the event, here are the highlights:
• Sirius XM: Gaby-Flores Sanchez represented the company’s internship program, which is paid, offered year-round, and can count for college credit. SiriusXM is now the largest audio entertainment company in North America and is looking for students who have knowledge of the music, sports, and entertainment industries.
• Audio Savings: Andrew Trevino is the HR Director and said the company is looking for approximately 30 people. He described the company as a small, family-owned business where you can even find the team-oriented CEO in the warehouse picking up trash. Open positions include installations, product testing, accounting, and marketing. They are also recruiting talent who can create, script, and produce audio tutorial videos.
•Cox Media Group: Jessica Mills is an Office Manager for radio stations such as WBAB and WBLI. The company focuses on diversity and employs a lot of FTC alumni. They want their employees to be engaged and have fun. In a recent one-word survey from their employees, the most popular word was “family.” Mills said, "Creativity is a necessity in every department. In production, you have to be creative and as brand ambassadors, you have to be creative with contests and meeting our listeners."
• Hot 97: Patricia Robinson is the VP of HR and Community Engagement Leader. Hot 97 wants you to learn every department to have a great appreciation for the business in an environment where they promote enthusiasm. The Mass Comm students sometimes collaborate with other departments on projects and Robinson believes the benefits are endless. Robinson said, "It encourages your public speaking skills and helps you learn in a multigenerational complex environment. You ge