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Meghan Powers ‘21

Publicity Intern for Sub Pop Records

photo of Meghan Powers“As the publicity intern, I find articles and reviews written about Sub Pop Records bands and their music and then share them with the artists. I also email different magazines and bloggers with pitches about new music. With this internship, I have learned what it is like to be in a creative professional environment. I have also developed a high skill set in excel and other computer applications. Mostly though I have learned it is alright to ask questions and I have so much more confidence in professional settings. My favorite moment so far was when I met the CEO of Sub Pop, Megan Jasper. She has been a huge inspiration to me as a woman hoping to work in the music industry. 

My advice to other students is to put yourself out there. During a site visit for my professional development class, I left a resume with Sub Pop Records and they ended up asking me if I was interested in interning for the summer. If I hadn’t left my resume and put myself out there, then I wouldn’t have been able to have this incredible internship.

After graduation, I hope to stay in Portland or move to Seattle to work in the music industry promoting different bands and working as a publicist.”