Fielding the Opportunities

After honing her broadcasting skills on campus and at multiple internships, Danielle Cardona ’18 scored a digital media position with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Danielle Cardona
Class of 2018
Undergraduate
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Communication Studies Major
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Career Plan: Broadcaster

The broadcasting field captured Danielle Cardona's heart when she arrived on campus as a freshman.

She immediately started honing her craft, learning the tools of the trade, and building her portfolio working in Widener's state-of-the-art WUTV production studio.

Thanks to Widener's location on Philadelphia's doorstep, and the industry connections of her professors, Danielle had five internships in the news and sports broadcasting realms, including one as a video production intern with the Philadelphia Union soccer team. In a booth perched high above the pitch, she edited videos for television and online, and worked on video board graphics. On game days, she was on the sidelines filming the action.

The experience perfectly positioned Danielle to land her first job with the Philadelphia Eagles.

To being able to start here, go toward my internships, and then take everything and put it toward a big NFL team, has been phenomenal. — Danielle Cardona '18

Camera Ready

While at Widener, Danielle had multiple broadcasting internships, providing her hands-on experience in the field she loves, and helping her land her first job with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Industry Standard

Danielle worked in Widener’s state-of-the-art broadcasting studio, gaining experience with industry-standard equipment. She encountered the same equipment at her internships and jobs, easing her transition into the professional world.

Faculty Connections

Danielle benefitted from her professor's strong industry connections, which opened the door to opportunities that she made her own. Her professors offered one-on-one time, and got to know her and her goals well.

Career Plan: Broadcaster

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