Employer: Behind the Curtains Media
Major: New Media Studies
Expected Date of Graduation: May 2019
As a New Media Studies major and Eastern’s campus station manager, Eumir knew that he wanted the focus of his internship to be all about one thing: creating visually appealing and interesting content. This past summer Eumir had the amazing opportunity of interning at Behind the Curtains Media, a music management and promotions office that also doubles as a recording studio, located in Brooklyn, New York.
Eumir had many different tasks and responsibilities at his internship. On a daily basis he would do data tracking and communicate with music directors and producers across various college radio stations in the company. He would ask them how the music was being received on the station and if they would be interested in having musicians or bands record in the studio. Eumir was also involved with a lot of public relation tasks as well. He created press pages for blogs and magazines in order to give out to different venues and figured out if any type of media like TV, newspaper, and radio ads were reaching campuses and companies.
Eumir had the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of people all the time. Since the office was also a recording studio he would see musicians, businessmen and even producers. Eumir got to listen to music every day, which he really enjoyed. Eumir felt that he learned a lot during this internship. “I feel as though I had a well-rounded experience and have a different perspective about the music industry as a whole.” Also, since he is the studio manager on campus he was able to reverse roles this summer. “Instead of being the promoter and contacting different colleges, the colleges were usually the ones contacting me!” It was a nice change of pace and Eumir was able to experience both sides of the job.
One day Eumir hopes to be working behind the scenes and creating content that would fit a production. He doesn’t know whether that will be a TV show or a website, but he’s open to the idea of collaborating with different departments like music, movies, theater, etc. His main piece of advice for students trying to find an internship is to “Physically put yourself out there and get your resume created as soon as possible. Keep a good line of connections because you’ll never know if you will need them in the future!”
Written by, Kim Tallard