The T. Howard Foundation welcomed 90 minority college students to the media and entertainment industry at Summer Intern Orientation, held June 1-3 in Silver Spring, Md. Representing 48 colleges and universities throughout the United States, the juniors, seniors and graduate students have been placed in internship positions at 34 media companies in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Charlotte. The theme for this year’s Summer Intern Orientation was MADE: Motivated, Aware & Determined to Excel, and media industry professionals facilitated interactive personal and professional development sessions, including:
- Carla Moore, Vice President, Talent Acquisitions, HBO
- Judy Shen-Filerman, CEO, Dreambridge Partners
- Jullien Gordon, Founder & CEO, New Higher and author of The Innerview
Sessions were also presented on the current state of the media industry; leveraging your best self for a successful summer internship; human resources; business communication; creating your own career path; and effective networking techniques. THF alumni (and current industry employees) also offered tips for students to maximize their internships and prepare for careers in the industry. Special thanks for Grey Group for sponsoring this year’s Summer Intern Orientation as a Diversity Partner! View a slideshow below from the 2015 Summer Intern Orientation.