Year | Junior
Internship Title | Video Production
Employer | ETV Sports, Bob Molta
Major | New Media Studies
Being a part of Eastern athletics, Kassandrah decided that she wanted to take on an additional responsibility this fall 2016 semester. Kassandrah is interning at ETV Sports alongside Bob Molta, the Sports Information Director at Eastern.
Although Kassandrah’s responsibilities vary, she is responsible for live broadcasting sport games and events located on campus. Recording live videos gives family and friends the opportunity to see what’s happening from their home. In addition, Kassandrah works on creating and editing highlight reels which are short videos that can focus on a particular player or the play of the game.
Kassandrah expressed her beliefs on how students can set themselves apart in a competitive industry by pointing out, “Experience is very important. If you have good grades, that’s great but employers really look for experience especially in my field of Communication, New Media Studies, and Sports Broadcasting. They look for the people who go the extra mile and do extra work such as volunteering or completing an internship,” Not only is she completing an internship, Kassandrah runs varsity for Eastern Cross Country. She recently earned the 2nd spot on the team after their first meet of the season at Wickham Park on September 10th.
Working with ETV, Kassandrah is receiving a unique professional field experience similar to employees working for a company like ESPN. Plus, she enjoys working with the latest broadcasting equipment and learning how to adapt and react to small problems that may arise in a real work setting. A major take away that Kassandrah mentioned was being able to work with different personalities and the importance of teamwork. Student directors would give Kassandrah constructive criticism and advice which, she says, is crucial for her development.
Kassandrah concludes, “If there is one thing I’ve taken from my college experience, it’s getting working experience doing the things that I love”.
Written by: Sofia Amaral