What’s your major / minor?
Public Relations with a minor in Business Management
How did you end up interning for Live Nation?
I knew that I wanted to start interning early so I met with Joe Catrino (Assistant Dean of Career services) in the fall of 2011 to talk about my goals and ideas about possible internships for the following semester. I wanted to do something in the music or entertainment field and he suggested I check out The Oakdale Theatre, which is right down the road in Wallingford. Conveniently they had an internship opening, so I sent in my resume and cover letter, had an interview and got hired on the spot.
What do your duties include as intern?
So far I have had three different jobs with Live Nation. First I started interning in the Spring of 2012 as a Sponsorship and Sales Intern. I helped create proposals to send out to potential sponsors, which includes onsite promotions, contests, and signage at shows. One of the biggest clients I got to work with was Dunkin Donuts.Then I worked this past summer at The Comcast Center in Mansfield, Ma where I was a Street Team Leader for The Aspen Dental Rock Your Smile Summer Promotion.Currently I am interning in The Premium Seats and Sales department, where I do research on potential VIP clients and help out at shows in The VIP Club.
What is your Favorite part of interning there?
So far my favorite part of interning at Live Nation has been the people I have met and gotten to work with. Everyone that I have met so far has been really nice and willing to help me out. The fact that the environment in the office is so welcoming makes me love going in everyday. I also love being able to go to the shows and getting an inside glimpse of what really goes on behind the scenes of a show.
What is the coolest thing you’ve got to do while there?
So far the coolest thing that I have done as an intern was being able to really see a whole project through to the end. When I was interning for Sponsorship I helped put together a proposal for Aspen Dental for a summer onsite promotion that was giving out two free concert tickets, air fare, and hotel accommodations to anywhere in the country. It was cool because I was the one who came up with the name for it : Rock Your Smile. After putting in all the work to send out the proposal I was put in charge of the Boston onsite activation and lead a team at shows the whole summer. It was awesome to see this go from a powerpoint proposal to actually be onsite with a Rock Your Smile T-shirt at The Jason Aldean concert this summer.
Best advice you could give to someone who wants an internship?
My best advice for anyone who wants an internship is to go for it, know what you want, and be confident! Also don’t be afraid to inquire about other opportunities within the company, that is how I ended up with my second internship at Live Nation.
Has your internship inspired you to do anything outside of work?
Yes! I actually started a blog about my internship experience. It started out as something that I had to do to get credit but now it is something that I look forward to doing. I blog weekly about my experiences interning. I hope that other people read it and can get a glimpse of what interning is really like! Also I’m the Digital & Social Media Chair for The Student Programming Board this year.