Ethan, Sports Programming Intern – NYC Studios

After four weeks working at SiriusXM Radio, I can truthfully say that this experience hasn’t been exactly what I thought it would be. And that’s a good thing.

When I read the job description and interviewed for the position, I thought I’d be doing tasks I’d already done before. I knew how to edit audio and run an audio board, so I assumed this would be a remedial job, more or less. Instead, it’s been a job where I’ve learned a ton and continue to learn more each day. It’s a very hands-on position, and each day, I become more comfortable running the equipment.

While all of the work is actually pretty fun — what’s better than getting paid to have fun? — by far, the best part of the job is the people. My mentor, Billy, is the best boss I’ve ever had. He’s funny, he’s smart, and he’s a great teacher. Even though I’m a complete novice, he treats me like I’m a professional. He always has a compliment ready, and at the same time, he’s not afraid to make fun of me. In short, he’s someone I’m proud to say is my boss and even prouder to say is my friend. He looks out for me, educates me and makes sure I’m having a good time. No one could blame him for taking advantage of the added worker he gets in me, but he never does that. He treats me with far more respect than I deserve, and for that, I’m incredibly grateful.

While I’m unsure what the next few months will hold, I know one thing for sure: I’m bound to have a good time.

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