A look inside the TV World

My name is Shannon King. I’m a junior at Temple studying advertising, in the management track. I was a sales intern for PHL17. At my internship I was able to take a look inside the TV World, specifically through the eye of sales.

I spent a lot of time with one member of PHL17, an engineer. He explained how things worked at the station, especially the engineering department, and his work experience. He also gave me a tour of the building and the studio where they film their morning show, Eye Opener. Throughout my internship, I was able to ask him many questions and learn a lot from him.

Near the end of my internship, I went on a sales call. The creative department was taking pictures at the business’ location for their commercial. A person who works for creative took my picture, so there is a possibility I could be in a commercial. Also, I was able to see the relationship and interaction of a sales person and their client.

Everyone at PHL was so nice and welcoming. I appreciate how they were always interested to tell me about their job and help me out. A few employees even gave me their business cards, so I hope to keep in contact.

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