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Paramount

Communications Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Being able to gain firsthand experience in the entertainment industry

What I wish was different

Management felt unapproachable and at times was very stressful

Advice

Do not intern here if you are easily flustered. It’s fast paced, hectic, and can be stressful.
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Consumer licensing Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I oved the company culture and the resources I had access to while working at a large company. I did a lot of networking, and confirmed i want to work in the entertainment industry.

What I wish was different

I wish my job had bene more creative. However, this ended up being a good thing, as I now know that I want to be in marketing and not in consumer licensing AND I know the type of company size and culture that I hope to work at in the future.

Advice

Go in open-minded! I knew that I did not necessarily want to be in licensing, however, the opportunity was incredible as I gained access to a huge company of my dreams. I learned something new, and got to explore and network with so many departments once Inside! NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK.
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Public Relations Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved getting to do hands-on work that actually benefitted my team. I also loved the informational sessions and other fun events for interns.

What I wish was different

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Business Development Consultant

June - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

Activities outside of the internship to interact with other departments

What I wish was different

Better structure of tasks

Advice

Understand what each department does before applying and know what your responsibilities might look like
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Content Distribution Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great resources and events.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be proactive.
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Strategy and Business Development Intern

June - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

It was a fun environment that made you comfortable and at times challenging. It made you communicate with others from other countries to network and work as a team.

What I wish was different

Probably to network more and take more opportunities

Advice

Pay attention to the details and absorb everything you can
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Production Assistant

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The family feel that each coworker shared.

What I wish was different

Commute

Advice

You need connections in the field of music. I recommend this internship, or any internship Viacom/MTV offers
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Nickelodeon Corporate Communications Intern

June - December 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The Viacom Campus to Carrer takes so much time to make every intern feel at home at Viacom. There were countless intern seminars such an Intern to Full-Time pannel, Intern Viacommunity Day to volunteer, and special screenings for their large portfolio of movies and television shows. I was given a great deal of responsibility on my team and was always learning new things. I felt as though my presence was valued as a member of the communications team.

What I wish was different

Honestly, I would not have changed anything. I really enjoyed every part of my summer internship which then lead me to stay throughout the fall semester. I will greatly miss my department and the work that I was doing next semester.

Advice

Take all the opportunities that you can with the Campus to Carrer team and all intern experiences. Everyone at the company is so invested in the interns and are happy to do informational interviews about different departments to not only grow your network but also to see what other opportunities you could be interested in for the future. Always put in 100% of your effort because your supervisors will notice and you will then get the most out of the experience.
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International Marketing Intern

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love the work I am doing and the projects I am getting to work on. It has been a completely life-changing experience and I am so grateful to be a part of such a great company!

What I wish was different

I do not wish anything would have been different. I believe that all of my experiences have led me to where I am now and I am very grateful!

Advice

I would tell anyone in college or high school that no opportunity is "too good" and them and they are never "too good" for any opportunity. Aim high!
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Social Strategy Intern

June - September 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

remote work was really nice, great work-life balance, my team was super great, the work i did was fun

What I wish was different

nothing really!

Advice

make sure you have a working laptop before you apply. my laptop exploded in the middle of my internship
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Special Events Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

It’s a great environment to be a part of! I’m always inspired by everyone because they’re all passionate about what they do and it’s nice to know that your creative input is always welcome and valued.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of this rare opportunity of working at one of the most celebrated media companies in the world by taking time to network with people, ask questions, and don’t be afraid to try.
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Technology intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the collaborative and supportive environment and the fact that they were committed to making sure that interns got the most out of their experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I was placed in a different department because technology was not for me.

Advice

Make use of the great networking opportunities.
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International Distribution Platform Marketing Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the company culture in getting to meet a variety of different departments. The Campus to Careers team does a wonderful job in introducing students to new departments.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a bit more to do - my supervisor travelled a lot during my time and there were times I could not find anything to do. I was able to read a lot of the records Viacom had to offer but I wanted to show my skills more.

Advice

Ask people you are introduced to if you can help them in any way or have an informational interview. Both will put a positive view of you in their heads.
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Nickelodeon Marketing Intern

September 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Fun office, creative company, some perks

What I wish was different

Wish I learned more and did less intern work

Advice

I would say definitely network with people you meet on the job at Viacom. So many employees and they all can help you in different ways.
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Public Relations Intern

June 2018 • Hollywood, CA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to travel with the company to events outside of California

What I wish was different

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Programming Finance Intern

June 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the company culture because it was so diverse and fun. Everyone was so nice and helpful. The projects were really cool to work on because most were related to tv shows or movies that everyone watches.

What I wish was different

I wish the finance internship program was larger because there were only two other programming finance interns.

Advice

You should ask a lot of questions because everyone is very helpful and willing to help you learn. Take initiative with projects and always ask to find ways to help out more.
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Publicity Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Exposure to the entrainment industry, opportunity to work red carpets, development of skills needed for an entry-level position

What I wish was different

More opportunities for higher level tasks, fewer errands

Advice

Advocate for yourself when you want to try new things
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Content Analytics Intern

May 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Good people in general and laid-back work culture.

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

Always ask for more tasks when you are available.
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Product Management/Data Strategy Intern

September 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Product Management is typically a tough role to get into for college students as it requires a few years worth of experience in product or otherwise before you can enter. I was fortunate to land this role as I worked in Viacom under another role over the summer. 1) Viacom as a whole is a very relaxed company, and the floor I worked on was gorgeous. There's great food in the cafeteria, great vibes, and great people. 2) The boss who I work with provides me a lot of autonomy. While my previous role at Viacom had a lot of face time, my current boss handles a lot more types of responsibilities, so he only has time to meet with me about once a week. Even so, he's been really amazing at giving me meaningful projects and work. There's a lot of trust that goes around, and I get to work with him, and subsequently, present these thoughts on his behalf to other VPs and SVPs. 3) Product Management is a really fun role in general because you essentially act as the flight controller for a particular product. You are the lead and you work with various talented people to try to create the best possible project. The biggest thing for a role like this is having empathy, as you need to know how to reach software people, business people etc. 4) Surprisingly, Viacom is becoming more and more technological, and this means the things you work on and learn will continue to be relevant.

What I wish was different

This role has been pretty amazing overall and I'm planning to continue my journey with them next semester. There is probably only one thing I would change, which unfortunately, is unlikely to change as it is just an industry issue, rather than Viacom: 1) Compared to a product role for a company like Google, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft (etc.) or other tech companies, the products/services you build within the media space will never quite be as wild or innovative. It's still really amazing, but the TV entertainment space runs on relatively tight budgets compared to tech companies, so the products you build are also much more grounded. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's just something to know. 2) Something to know is that outside of rotational programs where they plan on hiring a set amount of interns every year, companies DO NOT extend a full-time offer. This does not mean you won't be hired by this company: in my case, I was able to ask to work with a different team within Viacom this semester, and was recently asked to extend into the spring. (Summer-Fall-Spring) However, this just means that you'll have to wait for a spot to open up around your graduation time.

Advice

Most of the other interns I work for within this space are grad students, and it seems to be quite tough for undergrads to get into initially. If this is a role you really like, I recommend trying to go for it, and accepting any role within Viacom. It's much easier to internally transfer than it is to get in from the outside. -> This means you have to NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK. Do coffee chats, attend a bunch of intern events, etc. I will definitely say this is much easier to do during the summer as you are there much more frequently, and the summer program of events is honestly amazing. Good luck!
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Creative Advertising Intern

June 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved Paramount's internship program. They brought in guest speakers every week, had movie screenings on the lot, and had a ton of awesome networking events. I also loved the department I was working for. I got to have many incredible learnings experiences, including covering desks, shadowing at media vendors, and sitting in and assisting with creative meetings. Everyone was super helpful and always willing to answer my questions.

What I wish was different

The hardest part about the experience was driving up to LA from Orange County every day. I wish I had been able to afford an apartment up in LA, because the drive was very challenging.

Advice

Ask lots of questions and never say no to learning opportunity!
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