For as long as I can remember, I spent years binge-watching SiriusXM videos on Youtube. The excitement of sitting in front of a computer screen and seeing at my favorite artists get interviewed or play an acoustic version of their current single with a backdrop that read “SiriusXM” behind them, is one of my earliest memories of what triggered my love for this industry. I never would have imagined that there would come a time where I’d be walking past that exact step and repeat a dozen times a day and get to call SiriusXM my home for a few months.
It’s hard to imagine just how much work goes into running a single segment, on a single show, from a single channel. During my time here, I had the privilege of seeing how a handful of shows come to life. And what more? I had the opportunity to help create content for the shows, take part in some of the on-air conversations, and talk to SiriusXM listeners. I’ve also been able to learn how to edit audio and familiarize myself with some of the programming used at our office for both on-air and on-demand purposes. I started here without knowing a single thing about audio editing, and now I’m leaving here feeling like I can confidently add that skill to my resume!
The staff at SiriusXM is without a doubt the best part of this internship. Every single person in our office treated me as a fellow colleague, rather than an intern and they were always willing to hear my ideas and help me with anything I wasn’t too sure about. From the guard that greeted me every single morning, to the very last person to say goodbye to me when I left here late on Friday nights, this whole office made me feel welcomed and I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to learn in and grow.
So much of what I do in the future will be traced back to the notes I vigorously wrote down during my first few weeks here. It really is the most incredible opportunity for someone working their way in the industry, as well as the most rewarding.
Thank you to everyone at the LA office for making me feel so at home. I look forward to continuing with SiriusXM in the upcoming year and excelling in yet another equally thrilling department at our station!