Student Prepares For A Career In Broadcast At Madison Square Garden

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2011 ? Erin Sinnott, a rising junior majoring in communication at High Point University, is spending the summer interning at the world?s most famous arena ? Madison Square Garden.

Sinnott is working in the Madison Square Garden Media programming department, where she works on various aspects of broadcast schedules. Her responsibilities include creating and revamping broadcast schedules for each month, as well as entering the schedules to ensure the shows that will go on air each day.

While she?s early into the internship, Sinnott says she has already learned about the extreme detail that goes into the entertainment industry.

?With this internship, I am gaining more knowledge about the ?behind-the-scenes? of a network,? says Sinnott. ?Many times, when you?re watching a television show, you don?t realize the amount of work that goes into each episode to actually get that episode on the air. ? Everything is broken down to the minute and second; you must always make sure you have the correct episode running that matches the schedule. You really have to pay attention to detail.?

Sinnott says that her career goal is to become a news or sports reporter and anchor and believes her internship is the best opportunity to begin her path.

?Interning at this prestigious arena is definitely an incredible experience that enhances my education, and I believe the connections I?m making will help me immensely as I begin my career,? Sinnott adds.

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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 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

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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