A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the Emma L. Bowen Foundation’s 2010 Summer Conference in New York City. In case you aren’t familiar with the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, its mission is simple: help prepare minority students for careers in the media and entertainment industry.
In this unique internship program, students work for partner companies during the summer and other school breaks until they graduate from college. Since students work a minimum of four summers, they have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of areas including production, finance, marketing, community relations and engineering, just to name a few. Comcast is the largest industry supporter of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, sponsoring more students than any other partner company. Last year, Comcast provided 68 Emma L. Bowen students with paid summer internships and matching scholarship funds to work in Comcast facilities across the country.
I sat down with Phylis A. Eagle-Oldson, the President & CEO of the foundation, as well as a number of Emma L. Bowen students that are interning at Comcast. Check out the video to see what they have to say about the foundation in their own words.