Allison Krupke ’05
graduated a little over a year ago, but already she
has a job that most would totally request.
Allison Krupke ’05
works for MTV Networks.
Krupke works for MTV Networks, which owns MTV, VH1,
Spike, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. She works in
the Special Events Art Department Office in Times Square.
In simple terms, Krupke helps create the décor
for various events, including award shows, after-parties,
and viewing parties.
“A lot of what I do is coming up with ideas or
themes for events,” Krupke said in an e-mail interview.
She also purchases needed items for events, helps set
up on site, and is involved in administrative affairs
Some events that she has helped put together include
the MTV Video Music Awards viewing party at Rockefeller
Center, the after-parties for both the Pamela Anderson
and William Shatner Comedy Central Roasts, and the Nickelodeon
Kids’ Choice Awards after-party.
But the big question is, does she get to go to any of
these events? Well, some.
“If an event is in New York City, I usually get
to work at the venue as a design assistant,” Krupke
said. “A lot of our events happen in L.A., Las
Vegas and Nashville, so then I don’t get to go,
But sometimes, seeing the finished work is enough, Krupke
said, after all of the hard work that is put in.
Krupke is no stranger to hard work, as she did two internships
in New York City at once while she was studying to get
her journalism degree at SUNY Oswego.
One of these internships would not only bring some great
experiences, but lead her to her current job with MTV
As an intern at MTV, Krupke assisted the producer of
MTV’s “You Hear It First” at music
video shoots, wrote an article for MTV online, helped
with technical operations at MTV’s Alicia Keys
Unplugged Concert, and worked in the MTV News Department
with some of its more well-known correspondents including
Kurt Loder, John Norris and SuChin Pak.
In addition, Krupke got a chance to interview several
celebrities including Rhianna, Jadakiss and Ne-Yo. And
although she still sees celebrities in the lobby everyday,
as “Total Request Live” is taped in the
Times Square studio, she has come to a realization about
“You come to find out that celebrities are really
just everyday people with very cool jobs,” she
Krupke said that she applied for this internship thanks
to information provided on MTV’s Web site. She
said she also knew someone who worked for the company
and that they wrote her a referral.
But SUNY Oswego was also helpful in the process of selecting
internships, Krupke said.
“Oswego will really let you have control of what
you want to do,” she said. “There were no
set internship rules, so I had the freedom to choose
what would help me in my future.”
Krupke also interned with CBS WTVH-TV 5 News in Syracuse
and IMG Models in the art department.
With several internships, a trip abroad to Rome, Italy,
and a job, Krupke said she wasn’t extremely involved
on campus, but has fond memories of Journalism Professor
Linda Loomis '90, M '97.
She also offers some words of advice to current students,
which she bases upon her own experiences.
"Go after your dreams,” Krupke said. “You
only have one life and you might as well spend it doing
something you love rather than something you despise.”
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