Since I last blogged, I continued and finished the first draft of the professional development opportunity database for station employees, with a special interest in more modern experiences like podcasts and forward thinking conferences.
I began to work on building a potential PBS initiative around telling authentic stories of people with a disability by researching examples of station content that included these types of stories in the past. I went through each station’s local content and service report to see what kind of work stations have already produced or what outreach/campaigns they began. Station Services envisions this initiative as a collaborative process and I explored a few ways to ensure this can become a reality.
Additionally, throughout my time here at PBS, I have been continuously making meetings with people in different departments to learn about what kind of work they do and what their career paths looked like to land at PBS. I especially liked speaking with those in the legal department because after college I would like to go to law school with a concentration in entertainment or intellectual property. Every person I have talked to has been nothing but kind and open about both career and life advice, which makes me so happy to be spending my summer at PBS.