Internship with Radio Mankato
This summer, I worked as a promotions intern at a local radio station, Radio Mankato. The stations KTOE, KFAN, KXAC (Oldies 100.5), KXLP, KDOG (Hot 96.7), and KATO (MN 93) are located there. I did some online work, and went with the on-air staff to live broadcasts and events. I’ve learned a lot about the radio and entertainment business and about the work environment in general.
At these events, which included small and big concerts, baseball games, and parades, I would help set up banners around the area, play bean bags or other activities with kids, hand out merchandise, and talk with people. I also assisted with the on-air staff at live broadcasts, from the local town carnival, and remotes, which took place in the mornings on weekends at grocery stores and car dealerships.
With the online work, I usually came in two days a week, creating events pages for the websites, writing blog posts, and updating poll questions, as well as other office work. I also helped with the morning shows a few times, where I updated the website and Facebook page, answered callers, and helped with show content.
When school started again, I finished my credit for the internship with my college, but I continued to work as an intern at the station on my own. I now come in one day a week in the mornings to work with the Top 40 station (Hot 96.7) morning show, as well as various events. I do a lot of video work, short videos that we film during the show which get posted on the Facebook page, some audio work, posting clips from the show on the website for listeners to hear later, and also update the Facebook page.
- Meeting the lead singer of Everclear with the staff -
In June, I was blessed to have received a scholarship to go to the PromaxBDA marketing and promotions conference in LA. I was chosen along with 9 other scholars from around the country to attend this conference with marketing professionals from the television industry.
I met a lot of people who were the heads of marketing for major networks, and I talked to some social media people, including the one who runs the social media for one of my favorite TV shows, “Glee”. I also saw Jack Osbourne speak, saw Piers Morgan walking down a hallway, and listened to comedian Jay Mohr as he hosted the awards show.
I am so grateful to have been a part of the conference. A lot of people I met said to keep contact about future opportunities so hopefully something will come from that.
Oh, last thing, I also just happened to see the one and only Mark Hamill. I was internally screaming the whole time. It was pretty awesome.
"Spin Cycle" won the Emmy in the category of Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs today at the Upper Midwest Emmys. Such a great honor!
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'Spin Cycle' has been nominated for an Emmy!
We are in the Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category with two other nominees. The awards will be held at the Mall of America on April 14.
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Hockey has finished for the year! I had a great time learning the program with this amazing group of people. This was my first year in the broadcasting program. I worked as a camera operator for both the live broadcasts of the game (between the benches and fan shots) and the recorded 30-minute pregame show (main camera). I also edited a few packages for both shows. Thanks for a great year!
Pink Glove Dance Shoot
Here are some photos of the Pink Glove Dance shoot with Madelia Community Hospital.
Stone Path Studios
In January 2013, I was hired as the Social Media Director for Stone Path. I currently am in charge of creating posts for the Facebook page and am working on creating a Tumblr blog where photos and notes will be posted about current productions.
Facebook | Tumblr (not complete)
Inkwell Literary Magazine
The Inkwell is a student literary magazine from Bethany. It publishes student prose, poetry, artwork, and photography. I have been a staff member for two years. In the 2013 spring semester, I created a Facebook page for the magazine. I am currently the main admin.
The Facebook page keeps students and other followers up to date on the Inkwell's events and deadlines. It is also used as a resource for writing tips and literary anecdotes.
Christ in Media - Media Outreach in World Missions Conference
In Fall 2012, the Media Outreach in World Missions conference was held at BLC by Christ in Media Institute. They need promotion and coverage of this conference through social media. I worked with them through Stone Path as the Social Media Manager.
I updated and redesigned their Facebook page and Twitter account, and created a Tumblr blog for both promotion and coverage.
For promotion, I mostly targeted students at Bethany to persuade them to come to the conference. I created several posters that appealed to different majors for how the conference could apply to them. I also kept the general audience informed about what was coming up with the conference. I posted information about the speakers and the sessions topics that were going to be discussed.
During the conference, I took photos to upload, posted live quotes from the sessions, and wrote summaries of the day.
Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr
This was a project Stone Path did with Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic for the Pink Glove Dance. It was a one-day shoot in August 2012. We had a lot of fun shooting this music video with many great people.
I did 2nd-camera work with the video. I shot the scenes that were not part of the main storyline - dancing with hospital workers - and the ground camera at the end. I also have a quick cameo if you can spot me!