Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center – English major Nate Mulberg ’14 is building a résumé focused on sports broadcasting experience he hopes will eventually lead to a position as the host of his own sports radio talk show.
Mulberg is the sports director and a talk show host for WRUR, and a sportswriter for the Campus Times. This fall he interned for a local sports radio show, and he has secured another related internship for this summer.
“Doing an internship gives you a taste of whether this is really something you want to do,” he says.
Working with Rochester radio host John DiTullio on 1280 WHTK this fall, Mulberg arranged weekly guests and managed the Twitter page during the show.
“I’d interact with fans,” he said. Mulberg would get the opportunity for on-air experience when DiTullio would turn to him and ask “What’s going on on Twitter, Nate?’”
He gained less tangible work experience when the station experienced a round of layoffs. Seeing first- hand the effect on the work environment and on his coworkers “was a valuable lesson,” he said.
Mulberg advises his peers to start looking for internships early, “There are so many opportunities, you just have to put in the work to find them.”
He says he used a network of professors and coaches including English Professor Curt Smith, Head Baseball Coach Joe Reina, and Head Golf Coach Dan Wesley to connect with DiTullio.
Once he’d made contact, he sent a résumé and then shadowed DiTullio for a day before being offered the internship.
Mulberg credits his Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Counselor Dale Leyburn with helping him focus his goals and write his résumé.
Mulberg says he is looking forward to interning at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia this summer, where he will interview professional players in the area and write articles for the website.
“It’s fun,” he says of the field. “It might not be the most lucrative, but you can make a living doing what you love.”
Article courtesy of the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and was originally published in the Career & Internship Digest.