The last day of our trip ended with a bang or might I say a roar. Before departing the Big Apple we stopped by Discovery Channel Headquarters in NYC to meet with Brian Eley Director of Communications at Animal Planet.
Brian spoke to us about the usual internship opportunities and what the company does, however there was one notable difference: every single of us wanted to work there. That might be an overstatement, but it was definitely the mood in the room. What is fantastic about Animal Planet and Discovery Channel is they offer a multitude of media careers and having a growing audience. It’s hard not to want to work for a place where there are so many different opportunities and a bright financial future. Also, after hearing how well Brian prepares his interns to work in the field, we were all eager to hand him our resume.
Obviously not all of us will end up at Animal Planet, but this was a great way to end our trip. Though the week was fun, we all learned some tough lessons about the industry and gained a lot of insight. It was nice to be able to end the week on a somewhat lighter and happier note.
On my way back to the hotel to pack my bags, I noticed this statue. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but I think it was a sign. Needless to say I plan to apply for the internship at Animal Planet.
P.S. The blog will continue! Keep checking up on it these next few days.