CNR Student Interns with NBC at Olympics


This year's Winter Olympics have been a life-changing experience for one CNR student, who has been helping NBC cover the games in Sochi, Russia.

"Few words can describe the thrill of covering the Winter Olympics and I have completely fallen in love with Russia and the people that live here," said Luisa Garcia SAS'14, a Communication Arts and Political Science major. "I am learning so much about the country's culture, politics, and lifestyle from the Russian interns working at NBC."

Garcia said each day at the Games has led to growth on professional and personal levels, although she's a bit disappointed that she hasn't picked up the language.

Garcia works with the department that creates promos and graphics, and compiles the best moments from the Olympics. "I get to come to work every day and watch the games, then edit the best video for air," she said. "It's incredible!" The department also puts together profiles on the athletes. Garcia said she's learned a lot simply from watching her supervisor, a producer, at work.

Sochi has felt safe, said Garcia. One of the perks of her internship has been the ability to get into most of the competitions for free. "However, witnessing and being part of all of this is my passion and what I love most about studying communications," she said. "Being able to help deliver such an incredible production and bring the Olympics and the beauty of Russia to everyone back home is an incredible experience."

Garcia said she is thankful for the administrators and professors at The College of New Rochelle who have helped her so far. "I doubt any of this or my success here at NBC would have been possible without their hard work and the wisdom that they have passed on to me for life regarding the media industry and the world."