I also have worked on making promos. Using Adobe Audition, at first I was just putting the bed music behind other staff remembers recorded promos. My superiors thought I was doing well with this and so they let me make my own promos to promote our social media efforts. This was difficult at first because I did not like hearing my voice, although I do feel I still did well at picking the music to match the promo. That is very important. I have a background with going to concerts and festivals, and working at ticketmaster so I do feel like my knowledge in different genres of music ranges.
I also been gaining experience in crafting mass emails and posting on social media. My nerdy self LOVES Mailchimp; it is my best friend. Learning the appropriate language for posting on professional social media has taught me a lot. Both of these assets will help me in marketing in my future career.
My internship at WFDD is the only academic class, per se, that I am taking this semester. I am a very proactive student so I like getting things done early. I haven’t had any regular classes this semester and I have really liked that because it has helped prepare me for “real life” by devoting all my time to my internship. Sometimes I feel like a working woman out in the real world, and I haven’t even graduated yet. I really do think that hands-on experiences and on-the-job-training are the best ways to learn. Guilford has given me the opportunity to go out into the real world and do big things, while receiving credit at school, and I am forever grateful for that.
I love WFDD and everything it has taught me to get me ready for my future. My dream was to become a booking agent in the music industry. WFDD has made me realize that working in radio has become my future. I am excited about where this internship will lead me.