BY: Jordyn Jacques ’18
This week I caught up with graduate student John Ferraro. John is currently studying interdisciplinary communications.
John had an internship at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, serving as the assistant to the video and website manager.
As an assistant he “created and edited videos for in-game use, created promotional graphics for in-game use and for other events happening in the stadium, ran the Daktronics graphics board, helped the game-day crew to set up equipment and updated the website from time to time.”
When looking for an internship he found this particular one through Marywood alum Kim Del Valle, who is also the Communication Arts Broadcast Operations assistant.
The one aspect John liked about this internship was that it was directly related to his major. He would be getting a more hands-on experience rather than just observing.
John’s favorite thing about this internship was that he was able to put what he’s learned so far to good use. He also liked that Railrider fans and others were able to see the work he had done as they entered the ballpark.
This internship helped him realize that he does not want to work professionally in sports. He said he found there is not much room for creativity or imagination in sports as there is in other communications careers.
He would recommend this internship to fellow digital media majors because it lets students test their skills in programs such as Premiere, PhotoShop, and After Effects.
Asked about advice for underclassmen, John said, “You might have your heart set on this one internship that you really want. Maybe that’s with Buzzfeed or Netflix or SNL, but keep your options open. Apply to as many opportunities as possible.”
Jordyn is a senior Advertising/Public Relations major. When she’s not in class she is involved in Marywood AAF and PRSSA and is a member of Love Your Melon.