Congratulations of Karla Santos ’15, recent graduate, who is now interning at WTNH Channel 8.

As the News Intern, she mainly works at the assignment desk investigating stories, writing stories, and setting up interviews. She goes out on the field with photographers and reporters to shoot interviews and sometimes broadcasts live from location. She also sits in the control room during live shows and learns how the producers and directors run the live shows. Weather is a different department, but she has had the opportunity to go out with meteorologists and cover weather related stories.

Karla credits Middlesex Community College for preparing her for this internship. She felt that the writing, editing, and production courses were more than useful and trained her well for this opportunity.

“I have to admit that I was nervous, but I knew that MxCC had prepared me with a set of skills that were perfect for the position,” said Karla. “Before the interview, I talked to some professors that gave me professional advice, and that helped build my confidence.”

The internship process was smooth. She applied for the internship and sent all of the needed documents with a recommendation letter from Peter Galgano, media associate for the Center for New Media. The best part was she found out the same day that she was selected for the internship!

Karla’s goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism at UCONN, where she is transferring to this fall. Someday she would love to be a reporter to broadcast the news. This internship seems like the perfect stepping stone to reach her career goals.