Externship Spotlight – Jackie Suerth, Weissman/Markovitz Communications

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Jackie Suerth is a Pre-Business major set to graduate in the spring of 2021.  This winter break she had an externship with Weissman/Markovitz Communications in Los Angeles, California.

Please provide a brief description of what you did during your externship:

During my externship with Weissman/Markovitz Communications I job shadowed Paige Frahm and her assistant Miya. They brought me to the Emmy’s Office where we participated in the lottery to pick dates for events for different networks who’s shows are being considered for nominations for the Emmy Awards. They also showed me their office and explained to me their day to day duties, position responsibilities and gave me great insight and advice for pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.

Why did you want to do this externship?

To gain experience and network within the Entertainment Industry

What did you learn as a result of this externship?

I learned that the entertainment industry is a lot smaller than it seems and that having passion for what you are doing is very important in order to be successful as well as networking!