HPU Rising Senior Lands Internship With MTV's TV Land Digital Department In NYC

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 25, 2010 ? Nicole Lamarca, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending her summer getting career experience with MTV’s TV Land Digital Department in New York City.

Lamarca, who is majoring in communications with a focus in electronic media, says she’s getting a real look at the digital world.

In fact, as a TV Land Digital intern, she not only gains a broad perspective of how a cable network’s Web site (tvland.com) operates, but she is also directly involved in day-to-day work in assisting the digital team.

The projects Lamarca has worked on so far include scheduling online video content, managing video assets, working with editors to log and screen content, editing and producing classic show video clips, assisting page producers with internet research and more.

“Recently, I have been helping with logging and transferring information for the launch of the new TV Land Web site in June,” Lamarca says. “I have also been working with TV Land’s chief editor on a lot of different projects, including editing content for TV Land original shows, editing clips for the TV Land Web site and editing clips for blooper reels. I’ve also recently sorted through full cast and producer interviews from the new TV Land series, ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and transformed this into information to report to different media outlets for press releases.”

She says the experience has allowed her to dive into the television field and learn everything she can.

“This internship is great for me because my fellow employees allow me to participate in hands-on tasks that are specific to this career,” Lamarca says. “The fact that I am able to observe and directly contribute to the inner workings of a major television network and Web site is preparing me for my future in this career field.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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