Brendan, Fall 2016 Talk Programming Intern – Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

It feels like I’ve been working here at SiriusXM for so much longer than three weeks, as I’ve learned so much and experienced so many new things since starting my internship at Stand Up! with Pete Dominick. Just being able to walk into the studio every single day of the week is an experience in and of itself- it’s amazing to work in a building that is easily recognized all over the world. Additionally, as an aspiring media professional, I can’t get over the fact that I get to intern for such a distinguished and widely-known company like SiriusXM.

In terms of the show itself, I’m really enjoying learning new skills such as call screening, running the programming board, and even occasionally adding my own knowledge of politics to the show. The host and producer spends a lot of time focusing on current political news and events, which I’m thrilled to learn about each day (as a political science major). The show also has tons of very interesting guests, which have included people such as Lupita Nyong’o, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Maureen Dowd just in the time since I’ve started working on the show. Listening to Pete and such esteemed guests discuss the current issues that face America is something I look forward to every single day- not to mention the fact that it’s so exciting to get to meet these amazing people in person!

All in all, it’s been a pleasure to work with so many talented and thoughtful people over the past few weeks, and I can’t wait to learn and experience more over the next two months!

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