Hey. My name is Aliciah Davis. I’m a senior at Middle Tennessee State University and I’m studying for a majors in Film Production and Interactive Media. For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with the world behind the screen and the work behind it. I just can’t get enough of it! As a kid I remember sitting inches from the television to fill my need for different types of media. (Probably the reason why my glasses are so thick…) It wasn’t until high school that I got the opportunity to directly interact with my passions. I joined organizations like the broadcasting club and the student news and were taught different skills in content creation, video editing, production, and so much more. Eventually I decided to try to make a career out making or managing media by picking majors involved in it in college.
I was again presented an opportunity to interact with media with an internship with Navigation Advertising. When I first started my internship with Navigation Advertising I was both nervous and excited for what was to come. I couldn’t wait to learn so many things from my supervisors and co-workers and as the days went by I wasn’t disappointed.
Everyday was a learning opportunity. Every different project that I was given challenged me in new and exciting ways. All the projects I worked on were in some way involved with actual clients and it felt good to do work that was actually helping a business. I had the opportunity to edit videos, do media research, and create blog posts for different businesses. I was excited to write blog posts in particular because it was something I wasn’t well versed in. I enjoyed doing video work the most because it was something I did often in school. I even learned by just observing. Sitting in on meetings and watching client interactions were both interesting and enlightening.
I also like all of my supervisors and co-workers. They’re just great. Really nice and all so talented in their respected fields. I never felt afraid to ask questions and ask for help because I knew they would be ready and willing. They made the experience a hundred times more fun and enriching and for that I am truly grateful.
I am really glad that I got this opportunity to learn and better my skills for my future. I know that I’ll be able to apply this real life experience to my future professional career.