HIGH POINT, N.C., June 26, 2014 – Kelly Schwab, a rising senior at High Point University, is working as a digital media intern for Animal Planet in Silver Spring, Md., this summer.
Schwab produces online content for “Treehouse Masters” and “Finding Bigfoot,” operates the network’s Tumblr account, updates show pages to keep them fresh and interesting and writes blog posts.
“My dream job is to work with a television network,” says Schwab. “I have been given so much invaluable exposure to how all of the different departments work together to produce and promote shows, and I have the practical experience of helping promote the shows by offering exclusive online digital content.”
Schwab says her classes at HPU helped set her up for success at Animal Planet.
“The History of Electronic Media course with Dr. Yan Yang taught me a lot of lingo, as well as how a network will make programming decisions,” says Schwab. “Overall, I think HPU provides an environment where students become accustomed to the professional world and are not intimidated by it.”