Student Spotlight: Cortez Cubillas, NBCUniversal

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Cortez Cubillas is a Marketing Junior who had an internship this summer with NBCUniversal in Los Angeles.


CortezTell us a little bit about how you landed the internship

I landed my internship by applying on the NBCUniversal Campus Career page. I have had prior experience in the entertainment industry at Paramount Pictures, so I had a greater chance of receiving a call for an interview. Weeks after I applied, I was called by HR at NBCUniversal asking me if I would be interested in attending an in-person interview. I quickly agreed and they emailed me saying that they would want me to come into the office in Universal City the following Thursday. I am not sure they knew that I lived and went to school in Arizona, but I bought a plane ticket to Los Angeles and I flew out just for the interview. They were beyond surprised and more importantly, impressed. A week later, I was hired. I spoke to HR at the end of my internship, and over 25,000 students applied. Only 2% were accepted. I thank NBCUniversal for the best internship of my life.

What has been your favorite part of the internship so far? 

The people. I was fortunate enough to have the greatest group of managers and fellow interns in my circle. The leadership styles of my bosses were refreshing. I loved my bosses and couldn’t thank them enough for the opportunity.

What advice do you have for other interns? 

You need to approach networking form a different perspective. Don’t network to know people, network to help people.