Students land coveted Fall internships

Posted 9-16-2013 by Barrie Hill

UTA Department of Communication students are getting hands-on, real-world experience through internships this fall.

Through internships, Communication students take classroom learning to practical application. Many upper-level students eligible for internships who meet GPA and course requirements take advantage of the department’s numerous professional relationships with local media, corporations and nonprofit organizations by landing coveted internships each semester. Students approved for internships receive three hours of upper-level course credit.

This semester, Department of Communication students are interning at companies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Broadcast students are interning for a variety of local media outlets and companies this fall. Melissa Irvin is serving as a media specialist for Farmers Insurance Group. Jairo Moreno is working for The Red Balloon Network in Dallas this semester. Angelina Armendariz is interning with Children's Medical Center in Dallas while Rodney Thrower is gaining experience at K104 Radio in Grand Prairie. Samantha Gutierrez landed a fall internship with Clear Channel Radio in Dallas and Omar Castillon is working at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum. BCMN major Shaun Hudgins is interning with CBS Radio 105.3 - The Fan in Dallas.

Public Relations majors are also adding experience to their resumes. Alexis Valdez is working with the Fort Worth Independent School District and Victoria I. Garcia is interning with Clear Channel Radio. Brent Collins is spending the fall semester with Tamika Johnson Events - The Experts, a Grand Prairie-based PR firm.

Journalism major Jillian Dennis is interning with UTA Athletics this semester. Advertising student Gabriella Dorsey is gaining experience at Coppell-based Cintas - Document Management.

Comm Studies major Amber Govan is working with Allied THA in Irving.