Internships have all but became a requirement when starting out in the fields of entertainment and broadcasting. Students need these internships not only to get their foot in the door, but to gain valuable experience that gives them an advantage when going for that first job in the industry. Intern Insider helps students navigate the often daunting task of finding an internship, and equips readers to use the experience learned to begin a strong career in the entertainment world.
As both a professional broadcaster and college professor, author Tammy Trujillo approaches the topic of internships from both sides: what the student and intern site hope to gain. She provides various valuable perspectives throughout the book, including student assessments on their internship experiences, case studies of those who have turned their internships into careers, and interviews with internship site coordinators. Her breadth of knowledge and experience make for a ground-level book both informative and useful.
In the competitive landscape of today's entertainment and broadcasting worlds, Intern Insider provides students with all the tools they need to make the most of their internships and jumpstart their careers!
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Tammy Trujillo is both an entertainer and an educator. She began in the entertainment field as a child and since graduating from Cal State Fullerton, has continuously worked in the Los Angeles market as a News Anchor, Reporter, Sportscaster and Commercial Voice-Over Artist. Combining her real-world experience with a hands-on approach to learning, Tammy has also taught broadcasting for the past 25 years at many of Southern California's most prestigious private schools and colleges. She is currently the lead Professor of Broadcasting at Mt. San Antonio College, as well as Director of its two award-winning campus radio stations. Throughout her career, she has received numerous honors for her work both on the air and behind-the-scenes, including several Golden Mike Awards from the Radio Television News Association. Tammy is a member of SAG-AFTRA, a former Board member of the Associated Press Television Radio Association, a Hall of Fame member at Long Beach City College, and a member of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.
Part 1: Before the Internship. 1. Understanding the Purpose of an Internship 2. The Value of Real-World Experience 3. Putting What You Have Learned in the Classroom into Practice 4. How to Access Your Skills and Abilities 5. How to Prepare Your Introduction Material 6. You Don't Need to Know Anyone - Pick Up the Phone! 7. Dress for the Job You Want to Get Part 2: Getting the Internship. 8. Interrogation vs. Conversation - The Interview 9. What to do After the Interview Part 3: During the Internship. 10. What to do on Your First Day at Your Internship 11. How to Become Part of the Team 12. Making the Most of Your Internship 13. Pro-Active Interning: Making Things Happen for Yourself 14. Keeping It All in Perspective Part 4: After the Internship. 15. How to Know When You are Finished with Your Internship 16. What Happens Next? 17. Keeping the Contacts You Made Active