Some all-stars take home the gold in a sport they've trained for all their lives. Others, like Braxton Jones, have earned a gold medal-worthy experience, thanks to Kansas State University's focus on once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities.
Jones, a senior in digital media at K-State, was selected as a production assistant intern at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. One of 40 interns selected, Jones experienced a behind-the-scenes look at how the Olympics are produced worldwide, running scripts for studio shows, assisting with footage needs, transcribing quotes and gathering research.
After receiving the Olympic internship offer in September, Jones said he began counting down to the Olympics' opening ceremony in February.
"It was so exciting to travel and intern for the Olympics," said Jones. "I feel extremely blessed. I've had other internships before, but this was definitely the most exciting. I hope my experience inspires other K-Staters to go after their biggest goals."
Jones' incredible experience is a perfect example of how K-State students with passion and drive can find success before they even graduate. The K-State family puts students' experiences first through programs like K-State 360, which provides a blueprint for a well-rounded college profile, and the Career Center, which facilitates all aspects of career readiness, including internships.
Ready to take the leap into a world of invaluable career experience? Visit the Career Center to learn more about internship opportunities.
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