By Lucie Fremeau - For the Cal Times
“It was kind of surreal to be in the locker room with the players,” Berkley said, “It was a ton of fun getting interviews and sound from them after games.”
Berkley learned about this internship opportunity with the Penguins Radio Network by searching the internet for different opportunities. Berkley says that she was extremely prepared for the internship and that the courses she has taken at Cal helped her to do a great job at the internship.
“I am a huge Pens fan,” Berkley said, “which just happened to be a big plus [about the internship].”
Some of Berkley’s responsibilities at the internship were setting up equipment for the daily radio show with Steve Mears, running the Twitter feed during the show, setting up equipment and obtaining sound from press conferences with Dan Bylsma, getting sound from players in the locker room, and monitoring pre-game and post-game shows.
“I believe that my internship definitely got me off to a good start for my career,” Berkley said. “My internship was basic and not ridiculously hard, but it was in-depth enough to show me some of the things that I would be getting into in the future. It is a very good experience to have under my belt and on my resume.”
Berkley recommends that other students who plan to complete an internship pay attention to details and take it all in. “Don’t brush things off or take things for granted,” she said. “Take advantage of your situation and learn as much as you can from the job you’re doing. You never know where it could lead you in the future.”
“I recommend anyone in any field of study to take advantage of the Internship Center,” Berkley said. “It’s a wonderful program that we are lucky to have here [at Cal U]. If you want an advance in your career, get out there and do it!”