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97.5 The Fanatic - Beasley Broadcast Group
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Pat Dailey

Liberal Arts Major(s): Communication Arts and Sciences
Minor: Business
Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

This enrichment experience was brought to my attention by a contact of mine. I talked to Paul Blake, who is the Director of Sales for Beasley Media Group. This experience was formulated through emails and LinkedIn connections. Although having a contact at this company was essential for me, my advice would be to never be afraid of sending emails and creating new connections.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My experience was very educational and hands-on. Working with the sales department, I learned how to prospect new clients and cold-call in order to create a sale for radio/digital advertisement. There were many times when I also had the opportunity to sit in on both sales and promotions meetings. These meetings were eye-opening to see what goes on behind the scenes. For six weeks, I worked the hours of 10 am - 3 pm from Monday to Thursday. Although the commute to Bala Cynwyd was often tough, this experience is one that I would recommend to a peer. For someone who is interested in both business and sports, this internship is a great combination of the both.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This internship experience had a large impact on me academically. Due to the fact that I will have logged over 140 hours from this internship, I received a total of three credits through the LA 495 course. This internship provided a great opportunity to receive college credit for something that I was going to be doing in the summer anyways. As a whole, I am grateful that I was able to receive college credit while participating in this enrichment experience. The LA 495 course made me more organized due to daily submission posts every single week.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

My career goals and plans can be broken up into short-term and long-term. My short-term goal is to have a job by the end of my time at Penn State (May 2019). This will hopefully be in a position involving marketing/finance/sales. My long term goal is to remain in a job within the Philadelphia area that I actually enjoy. I feel as though it is important to enjoy what you do each and every day. This experience gauged my newfound interest in sales and I realized that working with a team of individuals who can always lend a helping hand is essential.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would recommend this experience to any Liberal Arts student who may be interested in sales/marketing and sports. It is hands-on and is very educational. Even though it is unpaid, it is something that I am glad I got to be apart of.

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