School of MAD students chosen for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

It’s lights, camera and a lot of action for three students from the School of Media, Art & Design, who will spend a few weeks this summer assisting the CBC in their coverage of 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. 

Brittany Sprung, Khalila DeGrasse and Koree Wait, second-year students in Durham College’s (DC) Broadcasting for Contemporary Media program, were nominated by their professor and accepted as interns following an intensive interview process with the CBC. Only 30 paid mentorships are available to post-secondary broadcasting students across Canada.

“This opportunity is a testament to the hard work, dedication and talent shown by these students,” said Greg Murphy, dean, School of MAD. “We’re so proud they will represent the program and the college at the 2015 Pan Am Games and look forward to seeing their great work. Congratulations to Brittany, Khalila and Koree on this outstanding achievement.”
Their work at the international sporting event will consist of assisting camera crews at the competitions or working in the CBC’s broadcast control centre.

“At first I was shocked and couldn’t believe it, but it didn’t take me long to tell all my family and friends,” said Brittany Sprung, who will work in the CBC’s control centre. “I am so proud and excited to start my career at one of the largest multi-sport events happening in Canada, and of course, with the CBC who has a long-standing history of excellent broadcasting in Canada.”

The 2015 Pan Am Games runs from July 10 to 26 followed by the Parapan Am Games from August 7 to 15. The Region of Durham is hosting a number of the events that were spread across southern Ontario.