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Samantha Finglass ’20 is no stranger to being part of a team that feels more like a family. His mother, Kelly Finglas, was the director of cheerleading.

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This summer, Finglas interned for the CMT television show, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and became the family member.

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Finglas served as the show's social media producer, a new position that serves as a liaison between parent company ViaCom and MTV in New York City.

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It was a lot of learning to understand the audience of social media, and I gained a professional position from this work."

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The internship provided hands-on experience in digital marketing, which her Telecommunications Media Studies major prepared her for well.

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"I had to listen to the audience and community that was already online and what was doing well," he said. "The goal was to capture the cheerleaders.

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He also said that liberal arts courses refined his ability to communicate clearly and professionally. Working with a remote team was challenging.

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The liberal arts gave me a common sense that helped a lot with digital marketing, like researching a topic or being able to look at things.

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Finglas may be known to the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders family by his family, but throughout his internship he worked hard to earn his spot on the team.

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"You have to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, even in tasks that seem unusual to understand how things work,.