Shadowing, Internships and Co-op with Point Park University

Radio / TV Broadcast Camp

Evolve your media skills and understand the business of broadcast for a career in radio or TV.


Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 15, 2022 | Resident or Commuter Options


Students will examine, interpret, and study the highest standards of broadcast media including radio, television, sales, and promotion. Structured, experiential work will occur during the first part of the day and on-location tours/field trips will occur in the afternoon. Classroom learning will be utilized at our award-winning, student-operated radio station, WPPJ (AM-670), in our 4,000 square-foot Center for Media Innovation and in our Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center.


Program Eligibility

This camp is a collaboration between our Rowland School of Business and the School of Communication.

To participate in this exciting program, students must be entering grades 9-12 as of Fall and/or are a recent high school graduate. No prior experience is necessary in order to participate.

This program is open to the first 20 students who complete the registration and pay the deposit.
A waitlist will be created once we reach capacity.

Please note: some examples and content used in the class may include R-rated materials.


Schedule & Dates

Important Dates:

Resident and Commuter Check-In: Sunday, July 10 from 1pm – 4pm

 Student Orientation
6:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm: Meet n’ Greet

Program Start Date: Monday, July 10
Program End Date:
 Friday, July 15
Resident Check-Out: Friday, July 15 (after class) OR Saturday, July 16 (morning)
*Students must be at least 14 years of age to live on campus in a residence hall.


Class Outlook:

Classes will be held Monday – Friday with a 1-hour lunch break on campus. Each day will consist of lectures, hands-on lab time, and off-campus field trips. This camp will cover on-air skills, as well as the business side of broadcast.
Daily schedule coming soon!

Drop-Off / Pick-Up:

Commuter students should be dropped off each day in our designated “Drop-Off Zone”. This zone is located at 330 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Parents and guardians will pull into the lot, drop off their student, and exit down First Avenue. Additional details will be sent to registered participants. To view a campus map of our University, click here.



All payments are due before the start of the program.

Registration and payments will be handled through our easy, user-friendly online registration platform, CampDoc. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. Payment plans are available. Students receive a t-shirt, swag bag, and ID holder with their registration. Lunch is included for commuter students. 

Non-Refundable Deposit:
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your space in the program. Please review our FAQs for the most up-to-date information on cancellations and refunds.

Room/Board Information:
When applicable, residential students receive 3 meals on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends. Commuters receive a daily lunch buffet. All meals take place in our Lawrence Hall Dining Room.

Student Breakdown and Cost
Deposit $100
Tuition $500
Total Commuter  $600.00
Add-On: Room/Board $395
Total Resident  $995.00

Available Discounts:
1. A 30% tuition discount is currently offered to Point Park University employees, alumni, and their immediate family members. Family is defined as yourself, your spouse, and/or your children. Room and board costs are not available for this discount.



All classes will be held on campus at Point Park University. This program will specifically take place at our Center for Media Innovation and at our Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center. Students will utilize the following features:

  • Radio Studio
  • Video Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Multimedia Newsroom
  • Presentation and Gallery Space
  • Conference Room Space
  • Office-Sized Simulation Rooms

Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Living on Campus

The option to live on campus is available to students at least 14 years old. We will do our best to fulfill roommate requests, but requests are NOT guaranteed. Students will have the opportunity to enter requests during the registration process.

Each residence hall has multiple points of secure access to student living areas, such as keycards, access codes, and lock and key. Students attending our workshop will stay in Thayer Hall. Thayer Hall offers double and triple occupancy rooms. A packing list will be sent closer to the workshop. Please be aware that bed linens (twin / extra-long linens) will need to be supplied by the student.

Adult resident advisers live on campus to supervise students who are minors. Each adviser is responsible for eight to ten minors.


Become a Point Park Student

As an undergraduate student at Point Park, you’ll have access to opportunities only a world-class city can offer — and few universities can match — for a real-world, career-oriented education. Consider a B.F.A. or B.A. through our School of Communication or a B.S. in SAEM through our Rowland School of Business



Shadowing, Internships and Co-op with Point Park University

In the School of Communication and the Rowland School of Business students are prepared for real life business experiences that connect the classroom to the workplace. Each of these sequentially intensive experiential learning opportunities are designed to give on the job training that will make each student competitive in today’s increasingly demanding job market.

Shadowing Program

For many first-year students shadowing is their first experience “on the job” with their chosen major.  It is integrated with the SAEM 101 intro course in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management (SAEM) which includes introductory business knowledge and skills and emphasis on how to appropriately navigate a business environment. Hosts often use shadowing as a pre-interview for internships.

Shadowing In-Person – Students schedule 20 hours of time shadowing.  Characterized by an initial orientation, students then can actively participate and/or passively watch.  The more engagement employers offer, the better the experience for both.

Shadowing Virtually – Students schedule four virtual meetings: (1) initial orientation (get to know you), (2) to get employers feedback on their industry research, (3) to get employers feedback on their company research and (4) to offer employers personal professional perspective/advice/advice.

Email shadowing coordinator Olivia Stawovy – ostawo@pointpark.edu

Internship Program

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Students can learn how courses apply to the real world and build valuable experience through hands-on learning.

Internships cover a semester (12-15 week), 150 hours total with the student earning college credit.  Can be full or part time, virtual/ in person or paid /unpaid depending on the employer and career field.

Email Dawnese Booker, program manager – dbooker@pointpark.edu

Co-op Program

Cooperative Education or Co-op program is the ultimate embedded experience is a paid and almost fulltime program where students work approximately 32+ hours per week for (12-15 weeks) for a minimum of 384 hours total.  Co-op programs are taken for credit and include academic requirements.

Email Dawnese Booker, program manager – dbooker@pointpark.edu