Helping to uplift patients’ spirits this summer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Maureen Paglia ’17 CLAS is working as a Patient Media Programs intern in CHOP’s Seacrest Studios. A Communication major and English minor, she works to produce and host live shows for patients to watch on the hospital’s television network. Shows include interactive game shows and talk shows.
“It’s a really fun way to get the patients involved and entertained,” said Maureen. “The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an array of different courses in the media production field, which has helped prepare me for this internship. I think the combination of hands-on and theory based classes has helped me improve both the technical skills and the interpersonal communication skills that are necessary to do my job.”
Thanks to her education and experiential education, Maureen is honing her skills for her ultimate goal of writing and producing for television.