Shannon Simmons

Voices of First-Generation College Students

By Shannon Simmons

Winthrop's campus

With the school year in full swing, students all over the state are back in classrooms, including first-generation college students.  First-generation college students are those whose parents did not attend a college or university. We sat down with local first-generation students to gain an understanding of what it’s like to be the first in their families to attend college.  

The Finished Product: Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Shannon Simmons and Kaitlyn Cannon at SCETV

Week 10 marks the official completion of my summer internship with SCETV.  During this week, I was able to finish up my last video project about first-generation college students here in South Carolina. The video has come a long way and I’m looking forward to sharing it online.  I’m proud of my last project because I tried a lot of different editing tricks that I’ve never used before in my videos. Thanks to the feedback and pointers I received from my supervisor, I was able to bring my story idea to life.

Thanks for the Feedback: Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Shannon on Camera 3 for the Town Hall meeting

I’ve enjoyed the genuine feedback and critiques I get from my supervisors here at SCETV. A lot of times, after I’ve been working on a video or a written piece for so long, I may get stuck and miss opportunities to create a strong piece. Thanks to some good critiques, I was able to improve the Old Town Farmers Market video one last time before it was published this week. I went through and added music to the video, which made a huge difference in the entire mood of the story. Asking for feedback is something that I rarely do, but I know now that I will definitely get others to look at my wor

Old Town Farmers Market: Where Rock Hill Shops Local

By Shannon Simmons

Old Town Farmer's Market in Rock Hill

Homegrown fruits, vegetable, and meats are just some of the things you can find at the Old Town Farmers Market.  Originally starting as a Thursday evening event, the market has grown and partnered with local restaurant Legal Remedy Brewing to host more events. Sarah Key, City of Rock Hill event supervisor, shares that “this is our first year partnering with Legal Remedy for a spring market that’s gone so well, it’s moved into a summer market and

Next Stop Sumter | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Interns with the Making it Grow team

Week 8 of my SCETV internship was busy and productive.  I started off this week by interviewing my second student for the first-generation college student piece I’m still pursuing. For this interview, I got a chance to sit down with one of my Winthrop classmates, Kalea Young-Gibson, and discuss her college life. The interview went well and I believe the story is beginning to tell itself. I just have to do one more interview and I’ll be able to complete this video project soon.

Finding Balance and Filming Fruit | Endowment Intern Shannon Simmons

By Shannon Simmons

Old Town Farmers Market

If I could use one word to describe this week,I would say balanced.  Week 7 of my SCETV internship has been all about balancing my time between the multiple projects I’m working on. Currently, I’m working toward completing a project about the Old Town Farmers Market here in Rock Hill.  Also, I’m finally getting the pieces together for the first generation college student piece. 

Connecting and Sharing | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Endowment Interns working on the intern video

Week six of my internship has been all about making connections and sharing experiences. I started the week by interviewing with fellow interns Rebecca and Jenna. Rebecca is working on the Endowment intern promo video, so we met to discuss my experiences, so far, working with SCETV. During the interview, I was able to share some advice that I would give to future intern applicants, which I thought was nice.

What’s Happening Behind the Scenes | Endowment Intern Shannon Simmons

By Shannon Simmons

Rockin Rags Creations

A lot of small steps are taken before a piece is anywhere near ready to be published, and that is what this week has been all about for me. During week four of my SCETV summer internship, I have been able to work on different tasks in the office that will help move the current stories we’re working on forward.

Sharing More and More | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Vernon Grant Gallery

 We started this week by discussing one of my favorite topics, social media. I got the chance to attend a digital luncheon in Columbia where we learned about different approaches to increasing online engagement. I thought it was super interesting to hear a large platform like SCETV talk about their social media techniques. As a content creator myself, I’m always trying different ways to increase my audience. I’ll definitely take some of the ideas discussed and use them more often when creating digital content.