Bradley students returning with valuable internship experience

By WEEK Reporter

August 21, 2012 Updated Aug 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Some Bradley Students will be starting the new school year tomorrow with invaluable experience under their belts, thanks to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Mathew DeFreitas is one of ten Bradley students who interned with the NBC Olympics. 

DeFreitas worked in New York City, logging footage of USA women's soccer, men's basketball, and other events.  That footage was then aired on television and online.

He says that the internship is a good resume builder for himself and his school.

"To have someone else come up and tell you that you did a great job logging the men's basketball and brought every information the producers needed to help with the experience, that was just good news to hear," he said.  "I think we definitely brought it and I think we definitely showed that Bradley is here to stay."

The 10 Bradley University interns worked in both New York and London this summers.

DeFreitas is going into his senior year at Bradley as a sports communication major.

Elise Dismer is another Bradley student who interned with NBC only she spent her time in London.

She says her job title of runner meant she did lots of errands.

But it also gave her a great behind the scenes look at television production.

"How your school work actually applies in real life," said Dismer. "Bradley taught us Avid which is an editing program and you actually see that being used at the Olympics. To take that home and to apply what you learned."

Dismer says everywhere she went in London the hometown residents were very friendly and very supportive of the Olympic games.

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