September 27, 2012

Little Things Other Engineers Notice: How to Stand Out

Any schlub with a few bucks can throw on a fancy suit . . . and look like a schlub trapped in a fancy suit. (Here in the state capital of Albany, you can't spit without hitting a political hanger-on in a baggy blue suit.) But a man who chooses tasteful, well-fitted clothing will stand out, even if others may not consciously realize why. Something just clicks.

The same is true of stagecraft, which, though it sounds like some sort of magic art, is actually just a generic term for the technical aspects of live entertainment. There are many hard-charging 'road dog' audio techs who mix loud, brag louder, and leave the stage looking worse than the lead singer's hotel suite.

September 25, 2012

#Vote: Why You Should and How to Register

The US National Elections are quickly approaching and countless young people will be able to vote for the first time. The issues at stake in this election, whether it's unemployment, education, health care, or the issue that matters most to you, directly affect our generation and our daily lives.
According to Rock The Vote, we represent the largest (44 million eligible to vote) and most diverse generation in the history of the country.  Imagine the impact we could have if we all make our voices heard this November. Make sure you register.

Here's what you need to know to get registered and be heard:

  • Are you already registered? Double check with  Can I Vote? 
  • Have questions about voting as a student (such as whether or not you can register to vote where you go to school instead of where you are from)? Get them answered here. 
  • If your state doesn't allow online registration, you can complete an online form, have the completed form sent to you, and then just sign it and turn it in. Register via Rock the Vote.  

You have the right to have a voice and a say in the USA's future, in your future. Don't miss the opportunity.

September 12, 2012

Recovering From a Mistake: Don't Be Bitter

Fact: You are going to screw up something at some point in the near future. It's unavoidable, but it isn't exactly something to fret about either. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. The good news is that very rarely are these mistakes something that will make or break your future or even drastically alter someone's opinion of you. The bad news is that the way you react to and handle those mistakes may actually be much more important than you think.

Scenario: You're working as an intern and your boss sends you on an errand to buy some more soap for the office bathrooms. You're not very happy about this because this isn't what you signed up for and you're thinking you deserve some better opportunities. You go to a local store, purchase the soap as requested, and return to the office to deliver it to your boss. One little problem: you forgot to get a receipt as your boss requested, he is somewhat mad, and asks you how he is supposed to properly expense this purchase when you can't even remember to get a receipt.

Do you...?

September 11, 2012

Internship Opportunity With 94.5 WPST

94.5 WPST is looking for fall interns to help in the Promotions and Productions departments at the station. WPST is a CHR station broadcasting throughout the Trenton, Philadelphia, and New Jersey areas. This geography puts the station in a unique position to reach a wide audience ranging from New York City to the Jersey Shore and has helped it build a long history of success. In 2008, WPST was voted in to radio industry trade FMQB's Hall of Fame as one of the Top 5 Secondary CHR Station's of All Time. Their current playlist includes artists like Taylor Swift, Pink, Usher, Maroon 5, Ellie Goulding, Neon Trees, David Guetta, Katy Perry, Pitbull, and Train.

  • Able to receive college credit 
  • Takes place from now until mid-December
  • Two days a week in the office and every other weekend helping out with station events
  • Interns will work with the Promotions and Production departments at WPST
Princeton, NJ

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to Tony Henry at

Status Update: Outage Due to GoDaddy and Blogger

Hey everyone,

As you probably know today, GoDaddy- which is the registrar for this domain- experienced an outage today. In an effort to keep the blog accessible to those of you who might be looking for information or working on an application, I decided to temporarily make the site available through the blogger domain, Unfortunately, it turns out that Blogger has also been experience outages and when GoDaddy recovered and I tried to use again, we became stuck in that outage and with another 404 Error screen.

I apologize for any inconvenience and I share your frustrations because this site exists to help you and I know that it cannot do that if you can't actually access it. I've worked out a temporary solution for now, but unfortunately it means the site is loading slowly and, confusingly, always says in the address bar regardless of what page you are actually on. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. I have contacted Blogger and will stay on top of this until it is fully resolved. In the mean time, please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help you. You can always reach me via email (then again, maybe saying that might cause our email to go down...fingers crossed!) at Assuming things are still functioning tomorrow, we will have two new posts for you- an informational one and a new internship. Thanks so much!


PS. Also, feel free to leave any suggestions for other blogging platforms in case this isn't resolved quickly and we decide to move the site.

September 07, 2012

SiriusXM is Looking for Fall Interns Now

SiriusXM's Fall internship program starts in less than one week, but they are still recruiting for open positions in Broadcasting, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounting and more! Apply today for this great opportunity!
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 channels of commercial free music, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather to more than 20 million subscribers. We are one of the world's largest pure-play audio entertainment company and we are among the largest subscription media companies in the United States. SiriusXM broadcasts to subscribers everywhere they want to listen in cars, on boats, in the home or office, and through a wide range of mobile devices. SiriusXM offers an impressive array of content that spans virtually all genres and interests, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bob Edwards, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan, among others. SiriusXM is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NBA, NHL, and PGA Tour and offers major college sports.

Internships Are Currently Available In:
Social Media Marketing
Corporate Finance
Classical Music Programming
Sports Programming
and more, continue reading to learn how to more and find out how to apply

September 06, 2012

Rules for Social Media: Keep it Professional or Keep it Private

Social media can be your best friend of worst enemy when it comes to starting your career, getting your big break, getting into college, or getting a job or internship. To save you from missing out on an opportunity because of something you posted online, we're creating a set of social media "rules" - things you should and shouldn't do to build a positive impression online. Let's start with the most important one:

Keep It Professional or Keep it Private

September 05, 2012

Internship With JoneZen and NXT Level Entertainment

JoneZen (Chris Jones) got his start in the popular hip-hop group Outta Control. He has worked in the music industry for over 10 years and played over 400 shows on the West Coast while balancing several different projects including Outta Control, Straight Jackitt, Sub-Stance, Natural Union, and a solo career. 

JoneZen has toured and recorded platinum artits, American Idol singers and underground hip-hop legends as well as had his songs used in television and film. After seven years of touring and underground success, he found himself in rehab from alcohol abuse. It was then that he pulled himself up, brought recording gear with him, and created two albums and his single "Buried By Six." That song led to a record deal with Famous Records, proving that hard work, persistence, and dedication really can pay off. 

To Apply:
Contact Chris Jones

Los Angeles, CA or Virtual 

Job Description:
JoneZen is looking for interns who can help with press, publicity, radio promotion, and touring. Interns will work directly with the artist and management company to obtain reviews, book tours, and secure airplay. They will be provided with contact information and press kits and will be expected to send out press information, make cold calls,  and keep detailed records of their work. 

Potential candidates must be motivated, have a love for music, and an interest in a career in PR, marketing, advertising, or music business. 

September 04, 2012

The Name Game: The Importance of Remembering Names

Names are extremely important. It's usually the first thing we learn about a person with introductions such as "I'm ______, nice to meet you!" and "Have you met my friend, ______?" At stores and restaurants, often times you can pick out employees because of their name tag.
Our name is a huge part of our identity. The first and middle names are specially selected by our parents and our last name represents our family and its history. There's a lot of emotion tied to our names as well. We get upset when we're called by the wrong nickname, annoyed when our name is spelled incorrectly, and excited when we meet someone of the same name (Fun fact: "Your name is Katie? I'm Katie too!" was a part of the initial conversation between Katie Reilly and myself when we first met). Learning and remembering someone's name (the way they spell and pronounce it) shows that you care (at least a little bit) about that person. Think about how you'd feel if you ran into an old teacher from years ago and he/she remembered your name? You'd feel pretty special, right? That teacher memorizes hundreds of names and faces a year but remembering your name says to you that there's something about you that's worth remembering. Conversely, think about people who you've met several times who just can't remember your name or worse they consistently call you by the wrong name (even after you've corrected them once or twice). Annoying, right? Here are some things to remember regarding names:
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