Eric Duran ’17
Producer, Viewers Improvement at Yahoo!
FIU Honors School, Broadcast Media and Worldwide Relations
The place did you land your first internship that helped you get to the place you are actually?
My first internship that jump-started my profession was interning at Viacom, engaged on a Nickelodeon present in Miami. It was my first time in an actual TV studio and dealing alongside different FIU interns throughout totally different areas of TV improvement. Though I ended up shifting away from scripted tv, it obtained my foot within the door to many alternatives to return.
What did you be taught out of your internship or first job that you just use in your every day life?
After Viacom, I went on to work throughout a number of information internships and media packages and so they all taught me one factor: your onerous work by no means goes unnoticed. It’s possible you’ll not get a pat on the again after each process, however the impression you allow on others will final a lifetime. Virtually each group I’ve had has helped me land my subsequent function, so be certain the connections you construct keep in mind you admirably.
What recommendation do you’ve for college kids who’re beginning off of their careers or are actively in search of internships?
Hustle. Everybody desires to land their dream job, however the work you set in and your ambition is what units you aside. All the time keep in mind how onerous you labored to get right here. It’s going to inspire you and hold your work ethic sturdy.
How did FIU show you how to kick-start your profession?
My profession began with a job posting from Professor Bustos, which helped me land my first job at Univision. That one advice obtained me all the way in which to New York working at NBCUniversal, which explains I’m the place I’m at the moment working as a Producer at Yahoo.