Video production business collaboration expands to internship program

By Shenandoah Briere | Jun 18, 2018
Photo by: Shenandoah Briere Andrew Garcia interviews Jamie Pedro.

What started as a promotional video project has now sprung into an internship opportunity for Dartmouth High media production students.

In May, students worked with Andrew Garcia, an alumnus of the high school and attorney for the estate division of Philip Garcia Law, to make videos for the firm. It allowed students to use new technology in the school's TV studio and begin building a client base for future endeavors.

Now, a lucky student will become an intern with the firm over the summer.

Several students interviewed for the position on June 14 after receiving checks for videos students already produced. It’s the first time many of the students were applying for a job, and nerves were running high for some.

Jamie Pedro was trying to keep her nerves at rest by talking among her classmates as she waited. Pedro has been participating in film classes and clubs since the seventh grade, but did not take it seriously as a career choice until she took a video production class.

Now, she cannot see herself doing anything else.

“I am very passionate about it and I’m a hard worker even if I’m not very familiar with the way to do something,” Pedro said.

Once the interview was over, she noted it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be.

“With job interviews I’m always worrying too much on how to answer the questions, but since it’s something I’m actually passionate about doing, I actually felt confident on most of my answers,” Pedro said.

However, peer Mac Lynch felt pretty at ease and was even the first to go. He focused on his experience and why the job was important to him.

“I am going into college for it, so I think it would be good for my career and my future,” Lynch said. “I just want to involve myself in a lot of jobs for what I’m going to go into in the future.”

For Lynch, his love for video really took off freshman year, and now he will be attending Emerson College in Boston.

Other classmates were reminding themselves about everything they had learned throughout their classes and the many projects they’ve worked on both personally and in school.

Garcia said the decision will be made by the end of the week.

"It's going to be a tough choice because they are all excellent candidates," Garcia said.

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