May 30 2010
About 2 and a half months ago ESPN made a presentation at the UGA student center. I learned some info about the company from the informational part of the presentation but I felt like they spent the majority of the time trying to convince us how awesome it is to work for ESPN. I left the meeting a little disappointed because I didn’t need anybody to convince me that ESPN would be a good place to work. I’ve always thought it would be a dream job. I was hoping to find out the chances of actually getting an internship with the company. As expected, the number of applications they get was huge. I felt good about my resume but wasn’t sure if it would even be seen.
This Wednesday will be my first day of work as an ESPN intern. I still can’t believe that I’m here. I drove the 17 hours from Atlanta to Hartford, CT and got everything moved in yesterday. I really can’t wait to get started. I’ll be working as a digital media integration “specialist”. To be honest I’m not sure exactly what that means. I’m convinced that one of the main reasons I was able to get this internship is this blog and the videos I created during the season. I can’t thank the fans enough for the support you gave me during my redshirt season by commenting on the blog, videos, and messaging me on twitter. I would have never guessed that it would have become as popular as it did (Speaking of twitter, you might have heard the news).
I’ll try to update regularly over the next 10 weeks.
The 17 hour drive up wasn’t as bad as it sounds. I drove for 14 hours on Friday and stayed with a friend who is in grad school at Penn State.