Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Anthony Gallegos, THF '01, National Accounts Manager
Viacom Media Networks

"Interning with T. Howard was one of the best experiences in college that prepared me for the real work world!"

 

In the summer of 2011 Anthony Gallegos interned with Pegasus Communications.  He presently works for Viacom Media Networks (formerly MTV).  Three years ago Anthony started with MTV Networks as an Account Coordinator and has since achieved the level of National Accounts Coordinator. As National Accounts Coordinator he manages corporate accounts such as Time Warner Cable, Cablevision Systems, and Charter Communications.

Anthony graduated from Temple University with a B.A in Communications in 2002 and in 2008 earned an M.S in Sports Business from New York University.  He currently resides in the greater New York City area. He is the NYC Chapter President of NAMIC.

What assignments did you enjoy working on at your internship and what are some of your fondest memories?
I enjoyed working on a commercial for a children’s hospital, doing the talent casting, and storyboard among others. I gained a full understanding of how the media industry worked after my internship was over. My fondest memory from my internship experience was the camaraderie I had with the Pegasus staff. The trip to the satellite broadcasting conference was an enjoyable experience as well. I also met great contacts that I still keep in touch with.

As a result of your internship, you have a better understanding of…
My experience of traveling to a satellite broadcasting conference gave me a full understanding of affiliate relationships and how the cable industry operates. The industry has grown and changed tremendously over the years.

What advice would you give prospective students considering interning through the T. Howard Foundation?
I would say with the T. Howard Foundation, you get the best of the best.  Have an open mind and be humble. You are talented, but you know very little. Make it a point to meet with people of all levels at your host company. Do great work and not good work.

What would you say to students not interested in doing an internship that doesn't coincide with their major?

While it is great to get into your field, if things don’t work out the way you planned, don’t worry. Experience is the best teaching factor, it’s your job to translate that experience into your next position.  Remember everybody’s path is different.