Penn State Students Represent the University at the 57th Super Bowl
This Sunday, Feb. 12, the Kansas City Chiefs play against the Philadelphia Eagles at the 57th Super Bowl in State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Representing Penn State University and fulfilling internships, jobs and life-long dreams, 11 Penn State students earned the chance to work the game by completing a multitude of different responsibilities.
Other Penn State students are proud to have their peers show off their skills and passions. Jake Rhodes, a third-year student majoring in management, acknowledges that this Sunday will be a great day to be a Penn Stater.
“Having people from Penn State go there is good for the University and a good experience for communication students,” said Rhodes.
These talented young-adults from Penn State are all students of the Bellisario College of Communications. In addition, many are working towards earning the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism Certificate.
Many media outlets are providing impressive opportunities for these students. The students are working alongside the Associated Press, the NFL or FOX Sports.
All the students have various job titles and duties. Some are lucky enough to attend Radio Row, where they can host shows and interview guests and/or other media workers from all across the country.
Others are working with the NFL Communication Team and assisting with distributing media credentials and helping media members, NFL players, and officials.
The opportunities are endless for these Penn State students. These undergraduate students are responsible for photography, play by play, beat writing, and talking with and making connections with professional football players and coaches.
Lizzie Danforth, a third-year student studying kinesiology, believes communication students working the Super Bowl is an amazing opportunity and even has a fun dream of her own.
“I would like to take pictures.” Danforth said. “That would be cool.”
However, these ambitious and hardworking individuals aren’t the only Penn Staters working at this year’s Super Bowl.
Penn State will be represented through the Eagles’ running back, Miles Sanders, who is a Penn State alum and former Nittany Lion, and dozens of alumni broadcasters, media members, and more.
From Pennsylvania to Arizona, Penn Staters are able to take on any job.
Natalie Simone is a first-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Contributors
Natalie Simone is a first-year majoring in broadcast journalism. She is from Cohasset, Massachusetts where she graduated from Cohasset High School. Simone is a member of the news, arts and entertainment, and production departments of CommRadio. She is responsible for a weekly newscast, a weekly talk show, called The CommRadio Table, a weekly DJ set, along with news and arts articles.