Having to be at the studio at 6 a.m. for a night owl like me that hates coffee was tough, but enjoyable. I feel like I gained so much knowledge about the radio industry that no textbook could ever teach me. My multitasking skills have definitely improved along with some computer skills.
My favorite thing about working for the show is the dress code; wearing jeans and a T-shirt every morning is the best!...Just kidding. Although that really was one perk, the most memorable moments for me would have to be all of the stunts the crew pulled. Putting crickets down Jason’s pants the second week I was interning was probably on the top of my list. Meeting Sean Kingston and other random celebrities was also a bonus.
-- Bittersweet Intern Marissa
Well it’s not really my last day...maybe here interning at the KVJ show it is, but it’s just the beginning for new opportunities from here on.
I am pretty shy in showing my work but since being an intern requires blogging, it gave me the necessary push to put myself out there. And that’s something that probably would not have happened if it wasn’t for my internship here.
I’m still a little shaky in my new broadcast shoes but I do feel a little more confident in my writing and my knowledge in the industry.
I was just entering the magical field of radio and this internship really put my care-free view into perspective.
It's not all fun and games.
It’s work, fast-moving, and you got to be able to multi-task…working while having a good time that is.
And really, a fun, enjoyable attitude is one of the keys to having a good radio day as I call it.
The people in radio are entertaining and full of energy so they bring the party to work everyday…yes, even Monday.
I truly do not know where they find their charming peronslties six in the morning, but I am in awe of them.
I am so grateful for the amazing opportunity to intern here, and I encourage anyone to intern at the KVJ show as well.
Thanks KVJ show, you did great things for me that I will never forget!
Grateful intern: Shannon Donev
Why does doing good deeds make you feel SO good?
Especially when you haven’t really gone out of your way lately to do something genuinely nice for someone…the feeling just smacks you in the face…in a kind, good way of course.
So if it makes us feel super duper awesome, why not do it more? Why not make it into a profession and call it PDG: professional do gooder? It would be like an around-the-clock Santa Claus…someone I counted on very much for the first 13 years of my life as some of you know.
I won’t lie, I kind of put ‘get into college’ on my Christmas a year ago.
Anyway, I know there are plenty of organizations like the Make A Wish Foundation and other volunteer programs that people participate in to be good Samaritans…but what if you were your own organization?
Be the anonymous person that leaves a bag of groceries on someone’s door who you know needs it.
I am in NO way saying do not join a volunteer organization, I’m just saying that in addition, another cool way to be nice is to do it on your own without anybody knowing.
And this is hard, I know, with social media at the tip of our fingers. We crave to report our good doings to our family, friends, and “friends” to receive a nice number of 17 likes!
That’ll make me sleep easy.
But in my opinion, I think keeping your Santa Claus alter ego a secret will give you more satisfaction than even subtly telling your co-worker about it.
I mean, have we learned nothing from watching all these Superhero films?
They are awesome because no one knows who they really are. Of course, eventually, they’re actions become so great that sometimes their identity becomes exposed to a small number people…but that only happens at the end of the movie.
So, be patient, people will begin to see your hero cape soon enough. But for now, enjoy your naughty secrets of making people’s day.
I do so many references to Christmas…I am afraid what is to come in December…but I do hope someone makes my day!
Intern: Shannon Donev
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