Describe the steps you took to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship.
I was interested in media production internships in the area when I came across the Digital Media Production position with the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. After submitting my portfolio and resume, I secured an interview, and was offered the position shortly after.
How far in advance did you prepare and begin applying for your experiential learning opportunity?
I started preparing for this opportunity the semester before because I knew I wanted to pursue an internship during my junior year.
If you used any Career Center services, resources, or events to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship, what were they? How did they support your application process?
The Career Center helped me prepare for the application process by reviewing my resume and portfolio to assure they were professional and showcased my work in the best way.
Describe some of your responsibilities or duties during your experiential learning opportunity.
As a production intern, I was responsible for creating videos that highlighted the research being conducted at the Florida Center for Reading Research, specifically in the Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center. This included coordinating interview times with students and staff, filming, and then editing the videos.
What was a typical day like "on the job?"
A normal day included keeping my supervisor up to date and progressing on any current projects.
What are some major takeaways from your experience? How will these help prepare you for the next step after graduation?
Crafting more effective communication skills was a major takeaway. With media production being such a collaborative environment, this will only be beneficial in future jobs.
Did this experience help clarify your career path? If yes, how so?
While this internship aligned with my general career goals from the start, it has helped me realize the type of content I hope to produce professionally one day.
“While this internship aligned with my general career goals from the start, it has helped me realize the type of content I hope to produce professionally one day.”
Major: Digital Media Production & Marketing, Class of 2020
Company/Organization: Department of Psychology