Summary of Experience
During the Spring of 2014, I had to opportunity to intern at 95.5 WBRU Providence in the Promotions Department. I worked alongside the Promotions Director and even completed a few projects with the Sales team at the radio station. This internship experience was very rewarding for the knowledge I gained for promotional event planning and for the connections I have made along the way.
I started this internship in promotions and events with very little knowledge or experience. I thought it would be interesting to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a radio station. Throughout the course of the semester, I quickly learned that there was more that went into this internship other than just attending cool events. My main goal was to learn what the promotions team did quickly, so I could prove my hard work and dedication, even if I did not have the experience of the position under my belt.
In the beginning, I was doing a lot of computer work, like updating existing documents in Microsoft Excel. I could tell that after a couple weeks I was being given more tasks and more responsibility when it came to projects. Not only was I able to refine my skills in Microsoft Office, but I was also starting to create documents that will be passed along to future interns. If there is one thing I pride myself on, it is definitely my work ethic. I came into this situation not knowing how anything worked and soon I was gaining more respect and responsibility with my work.
Some of my daily tasks included calling winners of giveaways and checking the DJ voicemail. As time went on, I learned how to pack for events and what to bring to them. I also learned how to make some sales, especially when it came time to finding donors for our second annual Earth Day event. By the end of my internship, I felt confident in producing documents to give to my colleagues and conducting successful events for BRU listeners.
Overall, I could not be more pleased with the experience I had at WBRU. I learned the events side of Public Relations and everything that goes into making an event successful. Not only did I learn about the station and the promotional aspect of it, but I learned things about myself that I did not necessarily know beforehand. I always knew that I was a hard worker, but sometimes a procrastinator. This job really helped me to prioritize my projects and time so I could complete tasks efficiently. I can now confidently say that event coordinating is something that I will be looking forward to in my future!