Communications Department takes trip to Philadelphia
By Joshua Sprout
Delaware Technical Community College Communications students and faculty took a behind-the-scenes look at a Philadelphia production studio, JTWO and the 76ers broadcast and media areas at the Wells Fargo Center.
Conor Hare, Executive Producer, and a few members of the JTWO team took the time to give the group of 11 students and four faculty members a detailed tour of the studio.
JTWO started in Philadelphia in 2009 and since then have opened another studio in Chicago.
“The motivation is to help future communication and film students see how entrepreneurs out of college followed their own path and built a company,” said Hare. “Also, to let them see all of the different aspects that go into a full-service production company.”
Immediately following the JTWO tour, the class went to the Wells Fargo Center where Senior Account Executive, Chelsea Herman was waiting to give the Delaware Tech students a tour of the stadium. This was the second year in a row that Herman was able to organize the tour with Delaware Tech.
“I love showing students real-world examples of what they’re learning in the classroom and how it can be used in different ways,” said Herman
Rob Rector, Department Chair and organizer of the trip, said his favorite moments of the day came while at the JTWO studio as they helped “reiterate all the things we try to reinforce in the classroom.”
Rector went on to talk about how hard but also rewarding a trip like this can be.
"It's always a bit of a setup for these tours, but they are worth it for the students' opportunity to see why they are here going for their communications degree. There are always last-minute adjustments that must be made when dealing with so many working parts, but getting students out of the classroom and connecting them to those working in the field is all worth it," said Rector.