I think most of you can tell by now that I’ve had a great experience interning with WBRE’s PA Live! three times a week. I learned a lot that will help me in my future career.
When I tell people what show I intern with, they want to know what it is like to work with Dave and Monica. First of all, Dave and Monica are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. What you see on the camera is not fake. They are great people with awesome personalities. From day one, they were so supportive of me. They allowed me to try new things and always took my opinions seriously. It was such a pleasure working with both of them. I am so thankful for all the plugs they gave me throughout the weeks. When I was outside helping fry the turkey Dave said on air, “Dom definitely deserves a job here once his internship is over.” Stuff like that really means the world to me. I will miss them both a lot, but I know I’ll still see them.
I hope that I made a difference in the experiences of our guests on the show. I really tried to make sure each and every one of them enjoyed their time at WBRE. When you walked into the doors of WBRE, I was usually there to greet you and ask how your day was going. I would talk to guests about the show and just general topics. Whatever they needed throughout the show, whether it was water or coffee, I got for them. Between myself and Maureen, we escorted all the guests out of the studio. It is very hard coming into a place you’ve never been before so I tried to make all the guests feel welcomed and like they were right at home. I feel like I succeeded in this area, and hope our guests left the studio wanting to come back.
I really enjoyed getting to know the employees of WBRE. Since I spent at least ten or more hours a week in the newsroom, I was able to get to know so many people. Everyone was very nice to me and they treated me as if I were a member of their staff.
I will miss this internship a great deal for many reasons. However, I will always remember the great times I had there over the eleven weeks. I will always remember all of our wonderful guests, the employees of WBRE, and of course Dave and Monica.