Student Name: Emily Loof

Major: Double in Public Relations and Literature w/ Writing

Class Of (Graduation Year): 2018

Name/ Location Of Intern Site: SMUMN Sports Information

Major Responsibilities: video interviews, game recaps, lead reporter of women’s basketball Final Four, other duties as needed

How Did You Find Out About This Internship?: I met with Donny during my junior year to discuss the possibility and he offered the internship to me. 

What Has Been Your Most Favorite Part Of The Internship?: Getting to do what I want to do with my future, which is interacting with athletes of all backgrounds and sharing the fun and beauty of sports with our audiences

What Has Been Your Most Challenging Part Of The Internship?: Getting out of my comfort zone to interact with people I’ve never met before and learning quickly on the fly

What has Been The Biggest Lesson(s): You can accomplish so much when you push yourself to think outside the box and do things that scare you. Also, enjoying your work means better results. 

Advice To Other Students Preparing For An Internship: Don’t be afraid to negotiate the kind of internship YOU want. You don’t have to do “what’s always been done,” if you work with your supervisor you can probably come up with a position that utilizes your strengths and benefits both parties.