By: Alex Hill (CBS 62 / CW50 Intern)

In October of 2012, I embarked on a quest to secure a summer internship. My initial plan was to relocate from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA. As a Howard University rising senior I knew it would be in my best interest to research internship opportunities. Company after company pondered through my mind until I found the company that suited me best.

Public relations is the field that is perfect for me. I have a drive for establishing mutually beneficial relationships in a company and its public. I am a strong advocate for education in the youth of the community. I also have maintained an interest in entertainment. Overall, CBS 62/CW50 Detroit was the best opportunity for me.

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Post interviews and being accepted as a summer intern, I made preparations to return to Michigan for the summer. As I entered the elite building of CBS 62/CW50 Detroit I felt extremely welcomed. There is such a sense of educational learning promoted. Everyone is so helpful in making my intern experience the best through their media wisdom and hands-on experience. In whatever capacity, each department is open for exposing me to the behind-the-scenes actions of CBS 62/CW50. I have learned so much within three days of being here. To me, the goal of CBS 62/CW50 Internship Program is to ensure their interns have balanced media knowledge. As a young child, I watched “The Price Is Right” with my great grandmother and to be an intern for its media outlet is incredible. This is a dream come true.

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I certainly look forward to this experience. I encourage youth to find their niche and go for it. The worse thing someone can say is NO. Develop a career plan for yourself and execute every aspect of it. Do not fail to plan because failure to plan is planning to fail.

Check back as I humbly detail my learning experience with CBS 62/CW50.

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