Interns spend summer learning on the job, exploring careers
“I would mumble something about scriptwriting or directing before quickly changing the subject out of sheer panic,” Vendetti said.
With a double major in English and film and new media studies, the senior has built a résumé full of writing and marketing positions, but she wasn’t sure how to combine those skills with her interest in video production.
Then last fall, Chris Spencer P’14, executive vice president of creative services at HBO, gave a talk at Wheaton, and Vendetti saw an opportunity to gain that missing experience. With the help of the staff at the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services, she applied to and was granted a summer internship at HBO.
Once in New York, Vendetti quickly got to work, assisting producers on shoots for television promos and events, generating new marketing ideas, editing footage, and participating with other interns in a research project dedicated to improving HBO’s employer brand and talent acquisition strategies.
“Coming out of it, I can say that I’ve developed a clearer sense of direction about my future and what I want to do,” Vendetti said of her internship.
Overall, 200 Wheaton students received support from Wheaton and Career Services at the Filene Center to participate in internships, research or independent projects this summer. Here are a few of their stories. [Read more...]