Internships Pay Off

fall internship at Walt Disney Television couldn’t have been a better match for Sneha Neogi, BS ’20, a self-described movie buff. Working in the station’s New York City office, she got a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on two of her favorite shows: “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “The Good Doctor.”

Sneha Neogi at a business event
Sneha Neogi, BS ’20, accepted a job offer at AT&T, an opportunity that came about from building a resume of several internships and networking at a Forbes Under 30 conference last year.
Photo by Lucia Zapata
“I’m a big fan of ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ because it’s a positive way to start my day,” she said, adding that she spent much of her time on set. “It was really exciting to see guests like Jennifer Lopez and interact with audience members. Many were visiting New York City for the first time, so the energy level was through the roof.”

During the internship, Neogi also developed promotional campaigns for the medical drama “The Good Doctor.” One pop-up promotion she created raised awareness of services available at New York-Presbyterian Hospital that address the same medical issues featured on an episode of the show.

Neogi, a global business and marketing major, graduated from the Gabelli School with four internships on her resume—at companies like AMC Networks, Newell Brands, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center—as well as a job at AT&T.

The offer came about when the Forbes Under 30 Scholar was networking at a professional development conference last year in Detroit. “I had an amazing opportunity to attend educational and networking sessions and hear C-level executives and A-list celebrities speak,” she said. “The highlight was hearing Serena Williams talk about how she broke through barriers in the business world, which was so inspirational.”

In June, Neogi officially began her new role as a technical business consultant. “Down the road, I’d like to work in marketing for a film or entertainment company,” she said. “AT&T now has an entertainment service group, so you never know where this journey will take me.”