We are in the home stretch of the internship and I really can’t believe that it is almost done. The summer and the past two months have gone by in a flash, but I have learned more in the last two months than probably my whole life. Working for Busted Open on Sports Zone has been an experience and opened many doors for me that I didn’t think were ever obtainable. It has been a short time but I feel as though I am part of the team, and everyone has faith they can rely on me to get the job done, whatever it may be. I am currently learning how to operate the board for live broadcasts. I have been able to see how The Opening Drive on SiriusXM NFL Radio works by sitting in when I’m not at Busted Open for more learning experience. I am taking advantage of all my time here and every opportunity to learn every aspect of this business. I hope the next four weeks go in slow motion because I don’t want it to end. This has been a life-changing experience for me, and I was very fortunate for SiriusXM to chose me to live it.
Working with the Schein on Sports crew on SiriusXM NFL Radio continues to exceed my expectations. Being with the members of the show five days a week has allowed me to feel like a member of the team and take in as much advice as possible.
Working with Nick and Jared has been a great experience. They constantly are teaching me about the industry and also give me good advice on almost everything. I show up every morning an hour before the show to help pull audio and shadow them as they prepare for the broadcast. We usually put together the opening to the show and have a meeting with our host, Adam Schein. During the show I research articles, pull audio, and edit clips. After the show is when a large amount of my work is done. Recently, Jared and Nick have giving me the opportunity to produce best of’s, promos, and previously’s. Those are fun to put together and allow me to learn editing through Adobe Edition. I have also have been given more chances to run the board which is an exciting part of the internship. Last, I screen calls and this allows me to learn who our normal callers are.
Adam Schein is a great talent. I watched him on the television and listened to him on the radio and I knew he was a great talent, but seeing him work in person has taught me how much of a professional he is. He really cares about the show and is always thinking about his next move. The structure of the show is very important, and the show can fail without research or well-thought-out topics. Schein always has a list of topics when he comes in to our meetings every morning. He is passionate about sports and the radio show, which makes me excited to work for the show. Also, the other day he told me “being flexible is important in the radio business.” Our show shows why that is the case because we always have breaking news and new guests wanting to come on.
Recently, we have had more in studio guests, which is always fun to see. This past month New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan was in the studio talking to Adam Schein. We also did out-of-studio events like the celebrity draft and a show from the All-Star Game fan fest.
This has been a summer I will remember. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity and feel like I am a part of the Schein on Sports family.
I can’t believe the summer is already more than halfway over. As stated previously, this internship experience has been a blast. My writing and on-air delivery skills have improved even more than I thought they had when I wrote my first journal entry. It has been great working with Xorje and, I’m already dreading my last day. He is very flexible, understanding, and fun to work with. This is important for any kind of relationship, as you need to give respect to get respect! I have been working on audio clippings for bite scripts, on-air news broadcasting, and writing scripts for anchors to read on air. I am confident that I could secure a job as a news reporter after this internship is over. The thing I like to tell people most is that this internship has taught me far more than my radio broadcasting class. That class was 16 weeks long and I have been at this internship for nine weeks. You get the point!
I am currently halfway into my second month with BPM and Electric Area, and I can gladly say things are going great. A lot has occurred since my last entry. I’ve adjusted more into music programming and have become more familiar with doing more data entry and logging information for channels. For the past month, I have been able to work more hands on with the music programs MusicMaster, Adobe Audition, and Prophet. At the beginning of my internship, I was fairly new to these programs, but now I’m more comfortable working with them thanks to my great mentors. Recently, I was granted the opportunity to experience time in the studio by assisting with the board operations for Studio 54 Radio. This experience to me was indescribable, I felt honored that my mentors granted me this opportunity, along with meeting some of the first ladies of disco.
Having two mentors, who are also program directors, is what I enjoy most about this internship. The bond that I have been able to develop with them these past few months has allowed me to progress in more ways than I could’ve imagined. I love that every day at SiriusXM is a new learning experience for me. Before the summer ends, I’m hoping that I learn more about how to air check, or broadcast a show. Broadcasting is a desire of mine, and I feel that there is no better place than to obtain this skill at SiriusXM. For the remainder of my summer here, I will continue to work hard and embrace the new skills I’m learning to further me towards a professional career in the near future.
It is hard to believe that two months have already gone by at my internship at SiriusXM. So far my experience has been very beneficial and meaningful. I am learning important lessons about the music industry that I otherwise would not have had the chance to learn. Working in the music marketing department has given me the opportunity to get hands-on experience with marketing. I enjoy the fact that I actually get to be involved in day-to-day operations. It is nice to know that my hard work pays off and I am truly benefiting the company.
So far one of my favorite parts of being a marketing intern has been working at various events around New York City. On my first day I worked at an Ozzy Osbourne town hall. Needless to say, it was an exciting way to start off the job. Not to mention I also got to try the legendary Katz’s Deli prior to the event. I also got to work at the Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft. I have also had the chance to work on grassroots marketing campaigns, artist research, partner approvals, and help identify marketing opportunities for music channels.
Overall, interning at SiriusXM has given me the opportunity to get valuable experience in the music industry. This internship has opened up my eyes to a realm of possibilities in the music industry, and has given me a better understand of what I want to achieve. I look forward to continue working here for the remainder of the summer!
I ran into Robin Thicke on a Monday and saw Tina Fey on a Thursday. Needless to say, the past two months interning at SiriusXM have been nothing short of amazing. My mentor, Connie, works as the admin for the talk and sports programming departments. When I say she always has her hands dipped in several things, it may possibly be the understatement of the year. She is highly involved in many aspects of the company, in which I’ve had the privilege of taking part and getting a little taste of exactly what it is that she does.
To to go over some of my duties, one of the things I do is complete the toll free weekly reports. This document monitors the volume of calls each show on SiriusXM receives for both talk and sports, ranging from Martha Stewart to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. This eventually leads to the monthly and yearly reports so it’s important to keep it in the same format. I have slowly become a master of Excel, since it has become my go-to program for the various tasks I am responsible for. I used this program for the toll free bill in which I input each expense for either talk, sports, music, or Howard Stern to make sure that it all sums up to the very last penny. I also use it to update the board of channels that need to be added in and taken out on the SiriusXM website’s list of programs. On top of that, I book conference rooms and set up focus group sessions with programming directors for interns in both New York and D.C., which provide a more enhanced perspective of talk programming, satellite and terrestrial.
Along with this, I update the company’s PowerPoints for interns and new employees, look up hotel rates for guests, create office supply orders, send trial radios, manage mail, return calls to people who have pitched a guest or an idea to refer them to the right contact, observe the process of contract approval forms, learned how to use editing software such as Adobe Audition and lastly, put together the weekly sports newsletter. Since Connie reports directly to the Senior VP’s of both the talk and sports formats, I also learned to be more familiar with certain websites such as Concur, which I’ve used to input some of their expenses for reimbursement.
Though there is a lot of housekeeping and paperwork, I’ve definitely had my share of perks. Every Monday I get to sit in on the sports staff meeting. I feel very privileged to be able to sit in a room with professional fantasy experts and other people who are very knowledgeable in this field. I was able to learn more about proposals, sales, attaining sponsors and the importance of social media. I even get to hear about the most current updates on every sports channel, prior to public release, such as the Celebrity Draft and MLB all-star week.
My mentor, Connie, also connected me with other people who worked with different shows such as Chris Colbert, who is the program director for The Foxxhole and SiriusXM Urban View. This enabled me to listen to newly released music and make a list of potential songs that were “radio-worthy.” I also got the opportunity to sit in on shows such as Entertainment Weekly Radio to listen to the Comic-Con interview, Raw Dog Comedy with Mark for Comedy By Request, and OutQ with Larry Flick for the interview and live recording with Gavin DeGraw.
Having Connie as my mentor makes me feel like I am in the center of things and can observe everything from a very in-depth perspective of how the company is run. I even got to see the process of doing in-house promos because she actually uses her voice in some commercials since she is a singer. Someone is always coming up to her desk, to send something, set up last minute meetings, get numbers, etc. I feel like people just go up to her because her brain is just a massive resource of information that she just happens to know. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s to always make an effort and to go the extra mile. It’s only the halfway point and I feel like I’ve already learned and have been exposed to so much. I look forward to the last couple weeks of my internship and what else SiriusXM has to offer.
Being an intern at SiriusXM has been the most hands-on experience I have had from an internship so far. I have had the pleasure of working with Joe Madison at The Black Eagle, and his staff has treated me like an employee instead of an intern. The team will let you know when something has been done right, and will give you constructive criticism when it isn’t. Everyone on staff supports one another and comes together to get whatever task needs to be completed.
Being a journalism major has helped me in radio because I am responsible for researching news and information at a fast pace. I know what to look for and where to find it so that Joe Madison can deliver it over the air. Working with Joe Madison is unique because he has a live show every morning, Monday through Friday. I am responsible for screening calls, recording and converting audio that is on the computer to be broadcast on air, as well as managing social media during the hours of the show. My favorite part of the internship takes place during the last hour of the show when I operate the sound board. I control the levels of all of the microphones, callers and music, and I communicate with Joe Madison about information and time and chip in on discussions he is talking about over the air.
The SiriusXM human resources department also does a great job of bringing the interns together every couple of weeks for a “snack and learn” to discuss what each of us is doing. We also have an online intern radio show, where we discuss what we all do, trending topics and popular places in the city for those who aren’t from the area.
Two months after starting my internship here at SiriusXM, I am shocked that I am already more than halfway done. At this point I would say that the transition into the program is definitely complete — I have become very comfortable with the corporate environment, the culture at SiriusXM, and my wonderful coworkers. My coworkers are truly my teammates, mentors, and friends. I can approach any of them and have a very meaningful conversation, whether it is about the workplace or life in general.
As an intern and a student, I am still learning with every experience I have in the office. I can’t believe how much I have learned in just one month since my last journal entry! In the IT Security and Compliance Department we’ve been focusing on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance recently. This includes verifying user access lists for SiriusXM’s systems, testing our Sarbanes-Oxley controls, and much more. To test our Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, myself and other members of the team need to talk to people in many different departments, which is great for networking. Recently, I have met many important people within the company, each with their own interesting story and specialty, and they have all given me awesome insight into the different aspects of information technology within SiriusXM. As I talk with more people within the company, I gain a better understanding of how meaningful this internship experience is. I am far more educated than I was just a month ago.
As I become more immersed into the IT Security and Compliance Department and gain more hands on experience, I develop a huge appreciation for SiriusXM and the internship program. I am learning more this summer than I do in many of my classes at school through hands-on experience and networking with my coworkers. The internship experience has been quite valuable so far and I can’t wait to make the most of my last month with SiriusXM.
These past two months interning here at SiriusXM have nearly gone in a blink of an eye. It’s amazing how time does fly. I first came into this internship not knowing what exactly to expect, given that I had no previous internship experience. I initially felt that the internship could be overwhelming and that my shyness would stop me from taking full advantage of the opportunities available. After merely two weeks of being here, I already felt as though I belonged in this welcoming and comforting environment. Being a music programming intern, it amazes me how much I’ve learned about not only the process of recording, editing, and producing of a variety of shows, but also about the importance of connecting with employees and making new friends.
So far, I’ve worked with multiple stations, editing interviews while also getting involved in recording sessions. It truly is a unique experience here at SiriusXM in D.C., but you must take advantage of the time you have here by asking questions, because the time will literally fly by. By far the most important thing I’ve learned from my experience here is the importance of being a self-starter. Stepping outside your comfort zone by proactively engaging in talking to employees and learning about what they do is an incredibly valuable trait for anyone to have. I have yet to accomplish some of my goals that I have established for myself at the beginning of this internship, and I hope to fulfill these within my last month here at SiriusXM.
The past two months interning in event marketing and promotions have been an incredibly exciting and educational opportunity. I’ve had the privilege of making people’s days by calling sweepstakes winners and telling them about the awesome promotion they’ve won and then helping make these priceless experiences come to fruition, such as town hall events and a meet and greet with Tina Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond.
In addition to helping plan and execute exclusive events with Cher, Black Sabbath, Pretty Lights, Armin Van Buuren and Marc Anthony, I’ve also had the opportunity to learn about the legal aspects behind promotions, such as editing the affidavits that are sent out to winners. My mentor, who happens to be from the same hometown as me, has been phenomenal and is always accessible to answer any questions and give advice. My past two months in event marketing and promotions have been fast-paced and filled with helping plan and execute exclusive high profile events. I can’t wait to see what the next month brings!