My time at SiriusXM has been
nothing short of amazing. I interned for the Music Programming Department,
specifically for the Latin Channels this semester. I learned a lot about
activating music and scheduling music/shows for the channels. I was able to
complete research projects on numerous artist, which taught me about all the
work that goes into interviewing an artist and having them perform. My manager,
Israel, was always there to help me with any questions I had and made sure that
I got a full experience in regards to hands-on music projects.
The duration of the internship
goes by quickly but everyone on the team made sure that I was meeting my goals,
and they were always willing to teach me something new. My favorite part of the
internship was being able to go to the studio and record a segment for the
Aguila channel. I got to see how the recording process works and what it feels
like to be interviewed. Hearing myself on the app later that night was the coolest
experience. Everyone here loves what they do and are happy doing it which made
the experience that much more fun!
Interning at SiriusXM has been a
one-of-a-kind experience. As an intern here you don’t get coffee or take out
the trash, you do real work that ends up on air. It is so refreshing to intern
for a company where people not only trust you to do good work, but treat you
with real respect. Everyone has their internship horror stories, so I feel truly
blessed to have interned at a place like SiriusXM.
Three times a week I commute an
hour and a half to be here, and every second has been more than worth it. I’ve
learned about everything from radio jargon to mixing voice tracks, and not once
have I been afraid to ask questions or for guidance. Every day I have the
opportunity to be creative, to practice my skills, and to learn something new.
If you’re thinking about
applying to SiriusXM, I encourage you to do so. The amazing thing about
interning here is the incredible diversity – everyone comes from different
backgrounds, with different levels of experience, from all kinds of different
fields. I’ve never once felt out of place. Even though I’ve learned all kinds
of technical skills here, by far the most important skill I’ve gained is real
confidence in what I do. After having an internship experience where people
trust me to do real, important work, I feel so much more confident in what I‘m
capable of, which is truly priceless.
I worked at SiriusXM for two semesters in programming. I learned more than I could ever imagine. This internship was hands on, it was rigorous, and it was really fun. Each day that I came into the office I knew I could expect something new. Whether it was coming in and seeing some of my favorite celebrities in the lobby, listening in on interviews, or catching up with the latest news I was constantly engaged.
This is the type of job where the time flies. Often I will look at the clock and it will be time for me to go! My boss was always super accommodating with me and understanding when something came up or I needed her help. As you can imagine over the 2 semesters I got really close with my team. SiriusXM will always be a place I will cherish as I delve further into the workforce. I didn’t feel like I was just an intern, I really felt part of the family and for that I will always be grateful.