Intern Introductions Part IV: Meet Susana

MeetSusanaLast but not least in the introductions of our current crop of interns, we present you Susana Shetler–a Texas girl who found her way to Furman, where she’s a senior studying Spanish and film.

We knew she was a keeper when she told us Santa brought her Final Cut Pro for Christmas.

She’s produced a variety of videos across our brands this summer. You may have seen her on the streets downtown with a mic in her hand, asking the locals their views on hot topics. (Next time stop and say hi!)


What’s your favorite thing about working in media/media as an industry?

My favorite thing about the media is how powerful it is. A video, story, ad, magazine– they are all forms of expressions that can make people feel. Whether it’s covering a news story or a picture in a magazine, the way the journalist or photographer conveys their work can generate certain emotions. Media has the ability to capture certain moments in life all around us and how it is so easily shared.


What’s your favorite stuff to read?

I definitely prefer to read books. I always try to have one book to read at all times. Whether I read it in a day or a month, I feel like reading for pleasure is the best way to pass free time. But I really will read anything– from my favorite books over and over again, to the back of medicine bottles (yes, that tiny font that no one reads). I consider myself to be a very curious person. I enjoy reading random interesting facts and will google anything that I will question.


How lucky are you and why?

Although I am guilty for complaining from time to time… I would consider myself to be very lucky. I am healthy, have a loving family and great friends that are very supportive, am getting a great education, and live in a place where I have the opportunity to succeed.


What’s the last great event/trip/concert/outing you attended, and why was it so great?

There is an annual party I attend with my family on New Years Eve. It is outdoors and on the beach. The ambiance, food, music and people is what make it so great! I usually attend this party every year with my mom’s whole side of the family, which is numerous: my parents and siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins.  It is a formal affair, where we get to  dress up, and enjoy a delicious sit down meal. At midnight there are fireworks over the ocean and then its fun to see everyone, young and old, out on the dance floor until the sun comes up, celebrating a new year. Every year it seems to out do the last in most memorable event.


How does the internet work?

This is a very interesting question. And like I stated above, of course I googled it just to find long articles talking about nodes, clients and servers… Needless to say I still don’t really understand it. However, I began to think about the main purposes that the internet serves: research, social media, entertainment, which are all tied together by communication . Without communicating, the internet could not even serve its purpose. So when it comes down to it…people are what make the internet work.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten/favorite life quote?


“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” –Winnie the Pooh

I love this quote because when I first read it I just laughed. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized all the different messages that this quote conveys. First of all, and the most obvious, is to not let other people get to you. If people don’t give you the time a day, they don’t deserve yours. But also, you never really know what is going on in other peoples lives, which brings me to the second thing I get out of this quote: giving people the benefit of the doubt. But the best thing that it has taught me is to not take life so seriously. Its going to have its ups and downs, but you have to find a way to just enjoy it and like I did with this quote, just laugh.