“I feel like a different person now that I’ve gained these new skills and experiences.”
The LAS internship courses changed Grant Musser’s – UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senior – future employment prospects. “I’ve never had an office job where I learned the basics of navigating a professional environment. Now that I have a taste of it, I want more.”
The LAS internship courses taught Grant that English majors could find work outside of public relations and journalism. “I didn’t realize that every company needs someone to communicate for them, either internally or externally.”
Grant earned academic credit at Carrot Top Records as the media manager/social media intern through a LAS internship course. “I parse through raw information from my coworkers for crucial information,” said Grant. “I write press releases, update the website and write the newsletter. I am also in charge of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which I implemented.”
Grant says that the best part of his internship has been working on the release of Daniel Knox’s latest album. “My coworkers said that this was the first time that we were recognized as a legitimate label because of the way that we handled the press and publicity for this album,” explained Grant. “Daniel Knox’s publicist got in touch with my manager and said that we are killing it on the social media.”
Grant’s internship has been invaluable for his professional journey. “From this internship, I want to continue in the music industry,” confirmed Grant. “I would like to write for radio, broadcast, artist publicity and booking agencies. I am casting a wide net. Why should I limit myself? I want to see what I can find. No matter what career I choose, I feel like I am now much more prepared for the real world.”
“I feel like a different person now that I’ve gained these new skills and experiences,” concluded Grant.