Meet our digital intern, Lee Mowery. He’s a rising sophomore Communication Studies major on track to graduate from Furman in May 2018.
Check out what Lee has to offer.
What’s your favorite thing about working in media/media as an industry?
My favorite thing about working in the media is the flexibility and all the various venues there are for professions. I am a person who hates being put into a box and told this is what you are going to do forever. I changed my mind constantly when trying to pick a major. Communications has allowed a lot of doors to be open as well as expand on my educational pursuit. With communications I still have the freedom to pursue the other majors I love, but do not have the time to pursue. I want to be able to experience a lot of various jobs, peoples and travel. With a degree in communications and a focus in media I truly feel like that is possible.
What’s your favorite stuff to read (sites/magazines/books/whatever)?
I am a huge book nerd, whenever I have a vacation from school I read as much as I can. My favorite books to read are by comedians; Chelsea Handler is a genius in my opinion and never fails to make me laugh. Her most recent book Uganda be Kidding Me will have you laughing every page. Sadly, I do not have time to read throughout the school year, other than textbooks and those are just boring. So, I find myself constantly reading Snapchat news stories, especially Daily Mail and People. I think Snapchat is doing fantastic as one of the new faces of social media. Their news stories are short, factual and interesting and if I do not find the “covers” interesting I scroll right past them.
What’s the last great event/trip/concert/outing you attended, and why was it so great?
I am a huge music festival fan and it is all because of my first festival in 2014. I did not do a beach week with my friends, what I did do is get two of my best friends together and camp out for four days listening to over a hundred bands. It is full submersion into music, dancing, camping and all around good time. Over the course of a couple days I got to see the Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Childish Gambino and many more. It is so great because there is nothing else on earth like a music festival. There is all this energy and happiness for four full days, they are exhilarating and life changing. I would recommend going to at least one music festival, where you camp (camping makes the festivals what it is no matter how disgusting you feel everyday) let loose, have fun and love life.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
“Doing the right thing won’t always be easy, but it will be right.” Words to live by in my opinion. My dad told me this early on in high school and it prevented me from falling into a lot of sticky situations.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I was the not so proud owner of a ferret.