Sometimes you can tell right off the bat whether a student is going to be a great fit for an internship. When Sarah went above and beyond while completing an activity that's part of our interview process, I knew right away that I wanted her to be with us for the fall semester. Having taken a class with Erin, Sarah knew all about our philosophy of excellence and was inspired by Erin's knowledge of the industry to come be a part of our team. We're so happy to have her with us! Learn more about her below.
What do you want to get out of this internship?
My hope for this internship is to discover if I have what it takes to be a manager. A few people close to me have encouraged me to look into it as a possible career path, so here I am! Specifically, I'm hoping to learn as much about marketing and tour management as I can.
What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?
I love going to the movies (bonus points to any theater that lets you put your own butter on the popcorn). I also enjoy listening to new music obsessively. I'll listen to a song on repeat for days at a time, seriously. Days. It drives anyone who gets in the car with me crazy.
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
If it wasn't unbelievably unhealthy and super specific, I would happily eat egg everything bagels from the shop near my parents house for the rest of my life.
Favorite musicians, artists, genres, equipment, shows you’ve been to...tell us anything you love about music.
I went to Govenors Ball this summer and got to see Post Malone perform Better Now. There were thousands of people in the crowd, most under the influence of something, and we all managed to jump up and land on the beat at the beginning of the chorus every single time. It was an energy unlike anything I've ever felt before and something I'll hold onto forever. My favorite artists range from Dermot Kennedy to The Weeknd to Denzel Curry to Meatloaf. I will listen to just about anything.
Why did you choose to intern here?
I chose to intern with Olivia Management because I took Erin's Entrepreneurship class at Belmont University about two years ago and thought she was really inspiring. She's an unbelievable wealth of information as well as being kind and nurturing so I knew this would be a great environment to learn and grow in.
What is your favorite part about Nashville?
I love how different Nashville is from where I grew up. I'm from Long Island, New York which is a mix of New York City attitude and beach vibes, so coming to Nashville has pushed me to grow and learn about different lifestyles that I would have never been exposed to otherwise.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to work at a record label, either in their A&R department or Touring department. But mostly, as cheesey as it sounds, I just want to end up with a career and a life that makes me happy.