This week, Turner Sports recruiter Lauren O’Byrne met with students from The College of Communication and Information Sciences (C&IS) during an exclusive lunch. The lunch was part of a campus visit that included resume critiques and an information session on Monday night.
According to Tiffanie Bittle, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning & Employer Engagement for C&IS, Turner visits universities across the country during the fall to recruit students for internships and entry-level positions available in the spring and summer.
“It’s extremely important for students to immerse themselves in as much industry experience as they can,” Bittle said. “I always encourage our students to engage with as many professionals as possible during an internship, even if they’re not a connection in their direct field of interest, because any connection is a valuable connection.”
C&IS partners with Turner Sports for several experiential learning opportunities, including “She’s Got Game,” a leadership conference for women in sports in Atlanta.
“I think Turner likes to visit with C&IS students, specifically, because our students have a great showing and are very engaged at other Turner-sponsored events,” Bittle said. “This year, Turner offered The University of Alabama 35 sports for ‘She’s Got Game,’ and 28 of those spots were filled with C&IS students.”
During the lunch, O’Byrne explained to students about the various opportunities available in their fields of interest with the company, as well as some of the opportunities available in the other branches of Warner Media Group, including Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
“Lauren was wonderful and so down-to-earth,” said Jessie George, a public relations accelerated master’s student from Ohio. “I learned about more than just the internship opportunities, but also the post-graduation and pre-professional programs Warner Media offers. It was great to hear direct stories from an employee about the benefits and the culture at the company.”