Mini Episode 14

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s Mini Episode 14! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses the advice that students are also given at school regarding their internships, which is to “be proactive.” Emily talks about how this MUST also include “asking before doing.” Here you will learn the benefits of mastering each task at you go to understand your industry, while hearing real world examples of why being “proactive” can not only go awry, but actually cause you to lose your internship. And if you do have a truly groundbreaking idea or new way of doing things, Emily will teach you how to protect this idea and get credit for it. Here we go!

Mini Episode 13

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s Mini Episode 13! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses, ultimately, how to get a job in competitive industries - make yourself indispensable. This includes mastering “grunt work,” pushing past nerves to grow in your career, how to problem solve, keeping a positive attitude, while remembering that the key to success is consistently doing great work, not always expecting praise for each task. You will also learn how timing in asking for help and advice is key, as well as how what you glean observing the professional environment is almost more important than the tasks you are given. And finally, Emily covers what “on time” really means, as well as understanding an industry and company’s culture. Let’s go!

Mini Episode 12

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s Mini-Episode 12! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses crucial modern office basics. This is not limited to Slack, Asana, Trello, Google Drive, Dropbox, file formats, and much more! Also learn social media basics as every intern resume Emily has ever received says that the student knows social media marketing. Having social media accounts does not equal marketing. So tune in to learn all that is expected of you before day one!

Episode 13: Emily White

Episode 13 is Emily White’s favorite music industry interview she’s done in her career. No offense to Seymour Stein, etc!. Today Emily interviews Emily White, who is not her. Emily White, sometimes dubbed by Host Emily as EW2 to avoid confusion, is from West Virginia and became a lightning rod in the music industry as an intern for NPR in 2012 based on a blog post she wrote called “I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With.” The Emilys delve into the chaos that ensued, and how EW2 went on in her career to positions at Billboard and is currently creating how we all consume music as a product manager at Spotify. We hope you enjoy the episode on the ever-evolving music industry, EW2’s career, and how to get a job via Twitter, as well as score an in-demand job that was never publicly posted.

Mini Episode 11

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s Mini Episode #11! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses not fearing the phone! Fearing the phone is natural, especially for digital natives who have grown up communicating frankly, digitally. This episode teaches you that calling people on the phone gets results, how to dial internationally, the awesomeness of Skype Out, and what Google Voice is. Emily also discusses the etiquette on texting and how to handle conference calls. 

Mini Episode 10

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s Mini-Episode 10! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses all things E-MAIL! Something students are not taught in school, but are expected to know at internships and entry level jobs. In this episode you’ll learn how to get control of your inbox, what “cc” and “BCC,” how to keep emails short and to the point, and much more. Take pride in your communications as often in internships you are given a company email address with YOUR NAME on it. That means you’re building your network and reputation from day one. 

Episode 12: Megan Vick

Welcome to Episode 12 of The Interning 101 Podcast. Today Emily is interviewing Megan Vick, who just worked The Emmy’s for TV Guide and has a lot to say about internships. This episode is on Megan’s career, as well as on internships and money: how to make an unpaid internship work. 

Here we go!

Mini Episode 9

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s mini-episode 9! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses how to prepare for your internship once you’ve landed. From researching the company, to clients and key people, you’ll be ready to go before day one at your internship or entry-level job after this episode. 

Let’s do this.

Episode 11: Hofstra University MEISA Students

Welcome to a very special Episode 11 of The Interning 101 Podcast. Today Emily is interviewing 5 Hofstra University MEISA (Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association) students. Kylee, Gillian, Matt, Lailah and Marli on their internship experiences and academic experiences. This is one of Emily’s favorite episodes to date as these are amazing students, and the conversation gets REAL on some of their internship experiences. Tune in to find out if you should be cleaning toilets (spoiler: NO!!!), be expected to respond to texts at 2 AM (insane), and all of the positive things these amazing students have going on otherwise. 

Mini Episode 8

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s mini-episode 8! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today Emily discusses how to get an internship. Sound basic? Emily was speaking on this topic at Juilliard and not only was it the first question asked, but all students furiously took notes on the answers. So tune in to find out how to kickstart your dream career and beyond!

Let’s do this.

Episode 10: Elizabeth Freund

Welcome to Episode 10 of The Interning 101 Podcast. Today’s guest is publicist extraordinaire Elizabeth Freund, who has worked with Ringo Starr for 30 years and whose clients include Paul Simon, Eric Burdon, Bob Geldof, and more. Elizabeth is one of the most balanced and inspiring people that Emily knows and is featured in Interning 101’s chapter on wellness. Elizabeth and Emily talk about Elizabeth’s incredible career and how she rises above the choose to live a fulfilled life for herself, he daughter, and all that she comes into contact with.

Mini Episode 7

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s second mini-episode! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today is an “emergency” mini-episode in response to Emily’s recent live podcast taping w/ 5 Hofstra University students (the forthcoming Episode 11). Emily was shocked to learn that these students had cleaned toilets and received work texts at 2 AM that they were expected to respond to in the middle of the night (WTF?). Although we know that interning is a controversial, this is NOT what interning is all about. In this episode Emily shares her horror and disgust as a call to action amongst her fellow bosses for proper intern treatment and segues into her personal experiences of being sexually harassed and assaulted as an intern.

Episode 9: Nicole Pompei

Welcome to Episode 9 of The Interning 101 Podcast. Today, Emily White interviews musician and music industry person Nicole Pompei, who drums for Torres and works at PledgeMusic as well as at 9GiantStepsBooks, which publishes Interning 101 the book! Emily and Nicole discuss Nicole’s experience at The Berklee School of Music, their mutual professor George Howard, the importance of showing up, genuine networking while in school, and how small each niche industry is. 

Mini Episode 6

Today, Emily talks about launching her sports’ management division with Olympic legend Anthony Ervin and how that led to additional sports clients. She digs in on wrapping up Whitesmith Entertainment, and how that led to the launch of Collective Entertainment with interns turned partners, Katrina Bleckley and Melissa Garcia.

Episode 8: Jake Grosser (USA Swimming)

This is The Interning 101 Podcast’s debut sports episode! Emily White interviews USA Swimming’s Jake Grosser, a former intern who now gives back to mentor interns while helping athletes every day in his career by using data and modern business best practices. Here you’ll learn how to prepare once you’ve landed an internship, a reminder on learning industry terms and lingo, as well as exercise’s positive effects on career and effective social “networking”with those that you meet at your internships.

Mini Episode 5

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s second mini-episode! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond.

Today, Emily talks about launching her first management company - Whitesmith Entertainment - from a couch in Miami. She discusses starting from scratch and quickly partnering with a comedy manager that fate brought together, leading to Emily’s first project that was Grammy nominated. White talks about her first major panel and how to succeed and grow with such opportunities, and how that all led to her name gracing the cover of Billboard magazine in her 20’s.

Episode 7: Lisa Hauptman

Hello from Episode 7 of The Interning 101 Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, author, and manager, Emily White! Today Emily is talking to Downtown Music Publishing and SongTrust’s Global Head of Talent, Lisa Hauptman, who runs one of the best internship programs we’ve ever seen. In this episode, Lisa and Emily delve into how Lisa recruits interns, the educational access Downtown interns get to their team, the “intern project” Lisa has them work on as a group, as well as public speaking for interns and much more. Lisa’s background is fascinating as she began at the legendary law firm Davis Shapiro in its earliest days.

Mini Episode 4

Welcome to The Interning 101 Podcast’s fourth mini-episode! Why are we doing these? Because Interning 101 was initially a book. Entrepreneur, author, and manager Emily White wants to share all of her modern business knowledge with you, but wants to hear from the guests during the interview episodes. So here we dive deep into the tenets of Interning 101 the book, with Emily’s wealth of experience and insights into modern business best practices and beyond. 

Today, Emily talks about how she got her management chops at Madison House in New York after college working with artists like The Dresden Dolls, The Fiery Furnaces, Taj Mahal, Angelique Kidjo, along with members of The String Cheese Incident and The Drive-By Truckers. She then talks about how her boss Mike Luba moved to Miami and how legendary producer Bob Ezrin read a business plan Emily wrote which punched her ticket to Live Nation Artists’ half a billion dollar new division in Miami where the first signees were Madonna, Jay-Z, and U2. And how that all collapsed before she knew it, yet how it led to Emily launching her first management company in 2008.

Episode 6: Matthew Wang

Hello from Episode 6 of The Interning 101 Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, author, and manager, Emily White! Today Emily is talking to Netflix composer, songwriter, and artist Matthew Wang! Matthew is a recent NYU graduate who successfully interned at Hans Zimmer’s studio and credits Interning 101 the book on knowing what to do. In this episode we discuss Matthew’s journey and where he’s headed next. Fun fact: Matthew composed the music for The Interning 101 Podcast.

Episode 5: Kevin Lyman

Welcome to Episode 5 of The Interning 101 Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, author, and manager, Emily White! Today Emily is talking to entertainment industry legend and Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman. Kevin has kindly been a huge advocate of The Interning 101 book and will also be a professor of Music Business at USC this Fall! In this episode we dig in on Kevin’s background, what sports’ has to do with the music biz, and how he works with interns.

Emily and Kevin go in deep on what to do and NOT to do to succeed as an intern and more in the music industry. With countless years of experience between them, this is an episode not to be missed.