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Torrey Sigmund

Liberal Arts Major: Psychology
Hometown: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

What was the best part of your experience?

My favorite part about interning at iHeartMedia is learning how such a large company operates. There are so many different departments that overlap and must work together to get each job done efficiently. I also really enjoy how we get to experience mentoring a member of a different department each week. While I was assigned to mainly work with the Total Traffic and Weather Network, I have also experienced what it would be like to be a part of the Premiere Network and the Multi Market Sales team. In the upcoming weeks I will be mentoring other employees on the Connections, Events, and Digital Marketing team. We have also had multiple presentations from other departments that have been very interesting. For me, the most intriguing department at iHeart has been the Artist Relations team. Overall, I would have to say the most exciting part of each week is when there is a live session, this is when a new and upcoming singer performs for all the employees in the office.

"I now know that I would really enjoy being a part of a large company, working in a lively atmosphere, and communicating with different people and businesses everyday."

How did this experience impact you academically?

Before this internship, I was very confused if I made the right choice academic choices at Penn State. I knew that I loved learning about psychology but I did not know what I wanted to do with it in the future. I was extremely overwhelmed with all of the options and choices that I was going to have to make in the future. After only a few weeks at this internship, I am glad that I followed my heart with psychology and I now know what I am going to do with it. This upcoming semester, I am going to use some of my electives to take marketing and media courses. Hopefully, with my combined knowledge in all of these areas I will be academically prepared for a job that I would like to have in the future.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

Overall, these past few weeks have majorly impacted my career goals. Before this internship, I did not know what I wanted to do with my psychology degree. After speaking with many people who did not major in marketing in college, I now understand that I can use my knowledge in psychology to better understand people in the business world. I have learned so much more about the creative aspects of marketing and I would love to further develop my skills and eventually work for a company like iHeart in the future. Before this internship I was unsure if I would work better individually or as part of a team. I now know that I would really enjoy being a part of a large company, working in a lively atmosphere, and communicating with different people and businesses everyday.

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