Originally from Norfolk, Virginia,
Adam chose to come to HPU for the competitive cheer program.
I was competing in Florida at the National Cheerleading Association
Championship, and HPU’s Cheer Team has a huge presence
there every year,” said Yeatts.
Adam has parlayed his experience as a cheerleader and a gymnast
into his internship.
I’ve been doing gymnastics for 12 years, and it helps me
feel like a part of a team. That carries over to school and work.
I can wake up in the morning and feel motivated. Working for
the radio station is like being a part of a family.”
By working with a counselor at HPU’s Career Services Center,
Adam was able to earn college credit for his internship.
I am making industry contacts. I am not only earning a college
degree, but I’m gaining practical experience and meeting
industry professionals,” he added. “It’s the
experience of being out there, in the community. I’m 20
years old and working with people who have years of experience
in their careers.”
He admits that interning at a radio station also has its perks.
I’ve met the members of All-American Rejects. I met Jack
Johnson because he did the music for the movie Curious George
and we were doing the promotions for the movie. He came up to
talk to me because I’m a part of the radio station,” Yeatts
Public relations is such a huge field. I’m looking to fall
into place somewhere in the field,” he noted. “An
internship is a great introduction to the business.”
Adam says that with his on-the-job experience, he feels he will
be ahead of the game after graduation.
An internship is real world experience,” he said. “When
I apply for a job in the future, I can say that I not only have
a college degree, but I have real world experience. I think that’s
Adam says he hopes his career knowledge and job skills will help
better prepare him for career opportunities locally, nationally,
and even internationally.