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An Olympic Year

Liz Mills, a sophomore media and society and English double major, has been selected for NBC’s 2008 Olympic Internship Program. She will work in the prominent 30 Rock NBC Studios in New York City, helping with the 2008 Summer Olympic coverage in Beijing.

“I’m looking forward to living in NYC for about a month, being there behind the scenes, seeing what happens and what makes a television show,” says Mills. The fact that it is an Olympic year is a plus for Mills. A William Smith cross country runner, she is particularly looking forward to the long distance running events.

Her work will consist of helping the producers, picking highlights and handing out scripts to newscasters while getting the opportunity to watch firsthand the inner workings of a career in television. Mills will begin her internship in late July and remain in the NBC studios until the end of August.

After taking classes such as Intro to Media and Society, Film Editing and Film Analysis, Mills decided that she might like a career in television.

“Since coming to Hobart and William Smith, my interest in the media field has sparked,” she says. She also credits her studies in the media and society major with helping her prepare for this position.

“Liz is a creative and hard working student who brings both talent and drive to her studies in the media and society program,” says her adviser and chair of the Media and Society program, Professor Les Friedman.

“The NBC internship is a wonderful opportunity for her to incorporate what she has learned in her classes into the sphere of practical applications, as she works on one of the biggest events in the world. It shows how well regarded our students are and how they can compete with students throughout the country.”