Dominique DeFilippis, a senior music business major from Chicago, Illinois, had the opportunity to intern with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in the spring of 2019.
The organization is a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring young people through entertainment and education focused initiatives. During her internship, DeFilippis created her own makeup radio show. She hosted interviews with many diverse professionals on air with the goal of brightening children’s days.
DeFilippis is graduating this December with hopes of pursuing a career in radio. This internship opportunity has made a significant impact on her not only in a professional way, but personally, as well.
DeFilippis shared, “Knowing that I was able to make a child’s day just a little bit brighter while they go through the toughest time truly warms my heart. I was able to meet such inspiring, strong-willed individuals that showed me how to view life from a different perspective.”