For first year Lauren Wells, this summer will be filled with two rockin’ internships in the center of New York City: the hub of the planet’s music. When she leaves Geneva, Wells will head to New York City and divide her work week between an internship with SONY Music Entertainment and a second internship with Magus Entertainment, the management company that represents high profile bands, such as Duran Duran.
While interning with SONY’s label RCA Records, Wells will play an integral role in making press kits and developing the publicity, managing artist profiles, cataloging their media exposure in articles, advertisements, events and performances. When she’s not serving in this role, Wells will intern at Magus, where she will assist in event planning for some of the nation’s leading bands and singer/songwriters.
Eager to start in both roles, Wells explained that, “These internships will give me valuable experience in a highly competitive industry.”
Wells attributes her success in obtaining the internship through an intense collaboration with Salisbury Center for Career Services and networking with Mark Heyert ’87 and Russ Crupnick P’10.
She credits those in the Salisbury Center for Career Services for helping her secure her internships. “They gave me the contacts that I needed to get my foot in the door,” Wells said. “They also coached me in mock interview sessions, which gave me an edge when it came time to do the real thing.” She also found her work as an event planning intern in Alumni House invaluable.
Wells plans to double major in media and society, and English. Her musical influence can be found all over campus where she volunteers for the “Live in Geneva” Committee, writes music reviews for the Herald and works for the HWS radio station, WHWS.
Using her experience at SONY and Magus as well as her music-focused activities on campus as a base, Wells plans to have a career as a band manager, specializing in event planning.