My first week with WTVM was interesting. I spent most of my first week getting to know a lot of the workers at the station and learning about the different types of software that they use at the station. One program that noticed that practically everyone uses at the station is called ENPS and I also noticed that the editing software that the editors used was called Edius. When I arrive at 9:30 am to the station, I browsed the internet for major news stories to discuss at the 9:45 am news meeting. After the news meeting, I partnered with different employees in different departments such as directors, editors, producers, assignment editors, etc and gain valuable insight on what each position entailed and the do’s and don’ts. Just from my initial experience in the production control room, I can tell that that’s probably going to be the most challenging department for me to learn but I’m ready!
This semester I got too finish my junior internship (did previous hours this summer) with the NPACE center here on campus. Let me say this: When I first changed my major to Communication I was thrilled. I was at the official opening of the NPACE center and I could not wait to work here!
When I first started to work here, I was intimidated. Everyone was already in their zone. They had a flow of things and here I was the newcomer. Those insecurities quickly left once I was introduced to Hayley Henderson. She welcomed me to the center and I never felt so much at home. My first task is to learn the ins and outs of the NPACE center.
I am actually thinking about pitching a radio show. That would be awesome and the NPACE center has an amazing radio station!
This semester is going to be wonderful!
These past 2 weeks have been quite exciting for the Steeplechase on 2 fronts; the first front is the reaching out to advertise and gain support for military personnel for the event. the second is the reach onto the Columbus
State University campus. With the help of a campaign class instructed by Dr. McCollough, we are able to make advertising that will be directed toward students of CSU and the surrounding college campuses. There is a strong desire to incorporate military and students into the curriculum of the Steeplechase. This year will be the first year of the “College Corner”, an area that is specific to college students for tailgating, live bands, all the while having a great location to watch the race.
There are a lot of emotions running through everyone’s mind at the end of training week. People are nervous about having to know all of this information and to be able to relate it with confidence to the Freshmen and Parents coming to summer orientations. People are excited to surround themselves around new people and make a lot of new connections, Some of the team is just there, and doesn’t feel any certain way. I know that the three Head Leaders (myself included) are so pumped and ready for Orientations to begin. We have been teaching our Student and Parents Teams since February and we feel that this team is going to do an amazing job and that every Freshman and Parent coming through this summer will feel that they are at home.