This article is written by Morganne Stephenson and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the inaugural cohort of Sony Music Group Impact Fellows. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here.
What is your favorite aspect of interning at Sony Music?
Interning at Sony Music—where should I even begin?! Sony gave me my first “big girl” internship as a Public Relations intern. There were so many things I absolutely loved about interning here, however, my favorite aspect of interning with the company is definitely the way my SMG team interacted with me and took a genuine interested in my growth and development.
For one, I appreciated working with people who have significant projects and responsibilities (such as the worship leader summer project) so I could learn and work alongside them.
My Sony Music team didn’t treat me like an intern; I was consistently viewed as an equal by all the teammates I worked with. My Public Relations team integrated me into every project and made it apparent my effort and contributions were part of something bigger. Throughout my internship experience, I felt seen, valued, and appreciated.
Tell us about intern workshops and events held throughout the summer. What did you enjoy most about it?
I loved that the Talent Development and Talent Acquisition team ensured a standard of balance. They provided our intern class with well-organized and much needed workshops that supported our professional development, in addition to leisure opportunities to meet and greet other interns. We were able to share our internship experiences with one another, motivate each other, and bring out the best in one another. Our internship program leaders showed that they truly care about us as professionals and individuals, and they did excellent job in ensuring that we get the best out of our internship experience. That level of care, in and of itself, has left an impact on me!
What is one of your main/personal takeaways from your Sony Music internship experience?
#LifeatSonyMusic exceeded all of my expectations. The tremendous personal and professional growth I’ve experienced during since the start of the internship is beautiful. I joined Sony Music as a timid over-thinker and am departing as a strong-minded and confident young professional. All in all, I just want to say to Sony Music Entertainment.
Last but not least, what’s songs are currently in your rotation and on repeat?
- “Run Run” – Shenseea
- “Hazy” – Chloe x Halle
- “My Power” – Beyoncé, Tierra Whack
- “I Wanna Be Down” – Brandy
- “Wait A Minute” – Willow Smith
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