An intern experience: North Carolina A&T student interns with BlackAmericaWeb

Name: Bobbi Pompey

Hometown: Kingston, NC.

Classification: graduating senior. 

Major: Journalism – Mass Communications with a concentration in electronic media and a minor in speech communication.

This Summer, North Carolina A&T State University student, Bobbi Pompey, had the opportunity to intern with BlackAmericaWeb, which is the rich media outlet for its parent company REACH Media Inc.  

As an intern, she was involved in a variety of tasks such as creating marketing ideas for the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, developing a marketing campaign for Tom Joyner and D.L. Hughley for the New York market, reviewing footage and compiling clips for social media and the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage, while also working with the other interns. Reflecting upon her experience, she loved what she’s accomplished and learned a lot. She also appreciated the environment.

When asked what advice she would give to those aspiring to be an intern:

“Don’t be afraid to show yourself off…express your opinions, what you can do.”

At North Carolina A&T, Bobbi’s involvements include being part of the campus’s radio station, WNAA – 90.1 FM, Ladies of Excellence, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and the local professional chapter of NABJ. The radio station has provided her with the most experience as she has had the opportunity to produce shows, scripts, and work with the street teams.  As a student of A&T, she likes that it has a home feel and how the name speaks for itself.

“Aggie Pride is worldwide . . .  [When] I travel with A&T paraphernalia . . . [it’s] an instant bond.” 

Upon graduation, Bobbi has a variety of different paths she could take. As she is legally blind in one eye, she has a passion for working with the visually impaired. She wants to work with a program that helps with the transition to college. In terms of academics, North Carolina Central University is where she would like to obtain a master’s degree in vision impaired training.

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