Winning Job

Rachael Knight ('13) (Photo by Shea McKee)Rachael Knight ('13), a radio-TV-film major, applied for an internship with the Emmys Television Academy thanks to encouragement from principal lecturer Phyllis Slocum ('05 M.A.).

That led to Knight's career as a post production supervisor for various awards shows, including the Teen Choice, TV Land Icon and Critics' Choice Awards. She also has coordinated the Oscars and Emmys. Her duties are to deliver every non-live show element, such as video packages, to production by show day.

"I've sat in Sidney Poitier's house, shared a laugh with Jennifer Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, been recognized with a 'Hey, you!' by Anne Hathaway outside the Oscars, watched the rehearsals of dozens of artists like George Strait, had the pleasure of taking my mom to the unforgettable 50th ACM Awards held at AT&T Stadium, ordered a drink at the bar next to Charlize Theron and Michael Keaton and shaken hands with actors from Daniel Day Lewis and Viola Davis to Kristen Bell and Will Smith," she says.

"You never know what's going to happen or who you'll meet or what will be required of you today, tomorrow or the next day. That's the hardest part and the most fun."