Where Did The Summer Go?!

It’s hard to believe that Summer 2012 is essentially winding down to a close. With only a few days left of my Summer, I really have no idea where it went..

I spent this entire Summer at an internship with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, better known as the MTA, that I got with a LOT of help from Experience Based Education at SUNY Oswego. I have to thank them so much for being patient with me, because the process that I had to go through to get the internship was such a hassle. Thankfully, when I went in for the interview, I was hired on the spot.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, what is a broadcasting major doing at the MTA? Well, the MTA has a PR show known as TransitTransit News Magazine. It’s a pretty interesting show that’s been around for nearly 20 years. It airs Saturdays and Sunday’s on Ch. 25 WNYE-TV in NYC, and sporadically on the public access channels around the city. Don’t ask me what time because honestly, I’ve never watched the show on TV( I get DVD copies every month).

The internship was very helpful in a sense that I learned new things and was allowed to apply  all that I learned in school as well. I am extremely grateful that I was able to learn how to use Avid at TransitTransit, because it never really hurts to know more editing programs.

I also managed to take away a lot of life lessons from the internship. When it wasn’t time for “carry this, carry that, fetch me breakfast..” My boss and everyone taught me a lot about the business and people. That definitely was not rainbows and butterflies. But I guess the biggest and most important thing I learned at my internship was that  I still want to be an Editor or Producer, despite the negativity I experienced.

In about  5 days I’ll be Oswego bound. The semester is going to be quite an interesting one to say the least. I need to some how manage TA-ing, two positions at WTOP10-TV, 4 classes, and a job. I’ve got a lot on my plate this semester, but I am definitely looking forward to the challenge.

About the Author

Anna Hu, Senior Broadcasting and Mass Communication student from Brooklyn, NY. Current Underwriting and Editing Director at WTOP10-TV on campus and a Lab assistant in the Lanigan Editing labs.
Email: ahu@oswego.edu
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