Summer Blog: Softball's Giana Panariello

Summer Blog: Softball's Giana Panariello

Photo credit Gil Talbot.

NEW YORK – My name is Giana Panariello and I am a rising junior on the women's softball team. This summer, I sought an internship that would allow me to gain experience in business and finance, two major areas of interest of mine as an economics concentrator. I found a very successful combination of the two, as I have earned the opportunity to intern with CBS Local Digital Media stationed in Manhattan, New York. CBS Local is the digital platform for television and radio productions throughout the CBS Corporation and its many local markets. Working in both the Finance and Sports departments has provided me with unique insight about the future of media consumption, as well as the inner workings of sports programming and news production. My projects for the summer have included project management for various departments within CBS Local, and creating monthly budget reports for upcoming athletic events that will be streamed in the 27 local markets that the company reaches.  Digital media is growing immensely and it has been remarkable to realize how it has expanded onto computer screens across the country.

Being a part of such a fast-growing network allows all of the interns to gain experience in various fields, as well as to gain insight into what drives such large companies towards success. This experience has allowed me to utilize the critical thinking skills I have developed as an undergraduate at Harvard. Additionally, CBS is involved with several charities like the Komen Race for the Cure and the Wounded Warrior Project, allowing myself and many other staff members to participate in aiding the causes closest to our hearts, and raising funds to benefit these organizations. It has been an incredible opportunity to work at CBS Local as it has provided me with an even greater sense of real world knowledge. Summer in New York is providing me with so many unique experiences and learning occasions, yet I am eager to return to campus in the fall and rejoin the Harvard community. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer.


Giana Panariello

Class of 2017