Student Rocks Internship With MTV Networks

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 13, 2011 – Tyler McCoy, a rising junior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in business finance at High Point University, is getting a one-of-a-kind experience while interning with MTV Networks in Santa Monica, Calif. this summer.

McCoy, a native of Newburgh, N.Y. and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, is working in the special events department at MTV. There, she works on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment – including assisting the MTV office with travel plans, event orders and all preparations related to events. She also has spent time working on-site at events, such as working the “Teen Wolf” cast and premiere party. There, she assisted with guest check-in, set up and overall management of the event.

She was especially excited to work the MTV Movie Awards, which was held on June 5.

“MTV Networks encompasses such a variety such as Spike, VH1, Comedy Central, MTV, BET to name just a few. To be able to work on events for the whole scope of brands is awesome,” McCoy says. “It’s really cool to go from MTV-specific events like the ?Teen Wolf’ premiere party or the MTV 2011 Movie Awards one night, to the Spike Guys Choice Awards the next night. I love seeing each event come together in real life. It’s like watching your own planning on paper come to life. And just knowing I am a part of the MTV team that puts it all together is a pretty amazing feeling.”

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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