By Alicia Colletti
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Camden County College student Rachael Williamson began her internship for the Camden County College radio station this fall.
Williamson, 20, of Barnsboro, is studying communications at Camden County College in Blackwood. She grew up the middle child of a happy, well-rounded family.
“I’m always aiming to make my family proud,” Williamson stated.
The young, dedicated woman aspires to become a sports broadcaster or a reporter. Williamson, who frequently shows up early and stays late to her internship, stated, “My internship is easy and fun. I get to listen to a variety of music.”
Williamson has been a musician her whole life, singing since the time she could talk and teaching herself to play the guitar when she was only 9 years old. When she was 11, Williamson started recording music.
“I’m obsessed with a variety of genres and I get to listen to new things each time I’m on the air,” Williamson stated. “It also gives me experience that I can use to obtain future internships.”
Although music is a passion of hers, Williamson also decided to apply for the internship to help her get experience in the communications field. After graduating from Camden County College, Williamson hopes to attend Rowan University. She plans on interning there, as well, for their news station.
“The media industry has always intrigued me and that is where I can see myself working hard, sharing ideas, and expanding my knowledge,” she said.
A fellow intern for the Camden County College radio station, Nick Lang, stated, “Rachael is very easy to work with. I trained her for about two weeks and after that she took the mic and started going on her own. She didn’t seem shy or nervous. She’s a natural. We can definitely expect great things from her in the future. I wouldn’t be surprised if I turned on the radio or the television in 10 years to Rachael’s voice or her sitting behind a news podium.”
Williamson said she is excited for the future.
“I think this internship is going to help me a lot,” she stated. “I hope to use what I learn here to get other internships and hopefully a career in communications. This experience can only make me grow in the broadcasting world.”