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Brigid Ostrowski

Liberal Arts Major(s): Global and International Studies, Italian
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania
Chapel Executive Intern
Experience Time: Summer 2021

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

At Lou Reda Productions, I worked as head intern and a creative assistant. As head intern, I hosted virtual team meetings and development meetings, coordinated conference calls between my creative director and pitch contacts, and oversaw multiple different pitch decks.  As creative assistant, I researched pitch ideas for documentaries and specials, pitched my own ideas to my creative director, and assisted in the development of a proposal for an exhibit for the WWII Museum in New Orleans as well as a pitch deck for a WWII Italy three part series for National Geographic.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Through this experience, I was involved in invested research in the Italian WWII campaign. I had access to hundreds of hours of footage and worked with numerous experts on the campaign. Furthermore, through the pitch process, I vastly improved my presentation skills and my comfort with presenting on the fly. Through the pitch deck editing process, I not only improved my editing skills, but learned about writing with an audience in mind. One of my pitches, a special about the 2018 Winter Olympics US Curling team, titled "The Rejects", who won gold, might actually get picked up by Peacock!

"LRP is not just something that will look good on my resume— it was an experience I will cherish forever."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I learned so much about the way the film industry works, and while I am unsure of if I want to work in the film industry, I gained invaluable experience working with professionals in various different fields, such as WWII experts and Emmy-nominated/winning filmmakers. I worked with incredible people who truly took the time to teach me about professionalism, the intricate process of film-making, and making connections wherever I am. LRP is not just something that will look good on my resume— it was an experience I will cherish forever.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of the Liberal Arts was essential in helping me obtain the funding that allowed me to experience this wonderful opportunity. I worked with LRP full time and would not have been able to work another job while focusing on this experience to the best of my ability.

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