Selected as one of ABC National Television’s six sales interns, Adam Wallerstein ’18 landed a prime seat to learn the ins and outs of the media and entertainment industry. Through a 10-week rotational program this summer, Wallerstein was mentored in sales, sales promotion, research and regional sports and entertainment.
“ABC was an incredibly fulfilling internship,” says Wallerstein. “Working in media, specifically sales, is a passion of mine and ABC confirmed that. I gained a rich behind-the-scenes understanding of the local television sales and marketing business.”
A media and society major, Wallerstein says the opportunity to work with multiple divisions gave him a better understanding of how a large company operates. While working with the sales team, Wallerstein attended meetings with top ad agencies and saw how ABC offers its platform to clients.
A highlight of Wallerstein’s internship was touring the WABC station in New York City and watching a live broadcast of Eyewitness News. After the recording, he joined two other interns to do a mock broadcast on set with news anchor David Novarro.
“This experience gave me a whole new perspective. I learned firsthand what it takes to be on camera and the talent that goes along with it,” Wallerstein says.
Wallerstein is a member of the the HWS Leads Program and Phi Sigma Kappa. He also played for Hobart football for 3 years, an experience he says set him up to balance multiple priorities during his internship and make meaningful connections.
“Three years of football taught me tremendous dedication and sacrifice,” Wallerstein says. “The commitment showed me that with hard work nothing is out of reach. As a result, I was prepared for the internship search process and found the right company to gain experience.”