As an intern at the Wendy Williams Show, Victoria Malloy ’17 experienced the fast-paced world of television production and the details of the industry that make for successful shows.
Rotating through each unit of the show’s production department, Malloy saw a broad cross-section of what it takes to organize and produce various aspects of the show. One of only 12 interns, Malloy tackled new assignments and worked with different teams each day. She was tasked with everything from preparing the show’s guests prior to filming, to assisting the producers of the show’s segments, “Ask Wendy” and “Hot Topics.”
The writing and rhetoric major and a media and society minor says the internship was a great way to explore her career aspirations for the field of television production.
“I learned how to work in live TV, make connections, ask as many questions as possible and improve my time-management and organizational skills,” she explains.
The experience, she says, also allowed her to develop contacts and relationships with the show’s crew. “The advice that I have been given is to leave any internship with at least two or three contacts that I know I can reach out to at any point at ask for recommendations, reference, or networking help. I was successful at the Wendy Williams Show.”