Over the past three months I have been interning in the promotions department of Philadelphia’s top radio stations, Wired 96.5 and 92.5 XTU. Over the course of the semester, I have long dreaded the arrival of my final days interning for the radio stations. Throughout the semester, I experienced so many amazing opportunities, from working alongside DJ’s at the station to setting up and working events for celebrities in the music industry.

Although there are many perks to working for the radio station, it is most definitely not all fun and games. There is a lot of hard work involved behind the scenes in all three of the departments that operate the stations. Since I was exposed to each department throughout my internship, I found that the advertising sales department is most fitting for me. Throughout my college career, I have been working towards the art direction of advertising. However, ever since I’ve begun my internship, I have developed a growing interest in the sales direction of advertising. I have also begun to consider working in the music industry, which is an interest I never considered prior to my internship.  This experience has definitely helped to shape what could be my future, because it has changed the career path that I wish to pursue.

Payton Taylor     BusterLupe Fiasco