Our program involved many meetings with executives and other people at Nickelodeon. We were encouraged to reach out to people at Nickelodeon to set up individual meetings to learn about their careers. Additionally, we were invited to intern classes where we got to learn about many different aspects of the entertainment industry. Our internship coordinator was very involved with our program and put herself at our disposal almost 24/7. She set up all of our meetings, classes, and events that brought all of us interns together and taught us a great deal about the internship. Also, FREE FOOD. There is free breakfast everyday and random treats and snacks would appear in the kitchen throughout the day. Additionally, working for Viacom offers many benefits including access to movie screenings and other events.
The only thing I didn't like about my internship was having to leave at the end. Also, having more access to Nickelodeon merchandise would have been nice.
Advice to Potential Interns
Don't be afraid to say hi to people in the office! Everyone is very friendly and happy to help you learn about their careers and the work that they do. Also, take advantage of every intern opportunity that comes your way. There are plenty of events, meetings, and classes to fill your time and they are so worth it.
Advice to Management
Having more students from the mid-west and other places around the country would be nice. There were a great deal of students from California schools. Additionally, providing interns with suggestions on places to stay (and where to rent a car) and during the internship would be beneficial.
Sample Interview Questions
My interview was based on the specific position/department that I was applying for, it would not be relevant for most interviewees.