In short time, Georgetown University graduate Cameron Seward has gone from competing in sports, to broadcasting sports and now, in an internship with ESPN’s Fan & Media Intelligence, analyzing how people consume sports.
Seward, who played two years of football at Boston College before transferring to play at Georgetown, discovered his passion for commentating on sports while a student at Westminster Day School in Atlanta, his hometown.
“It all started from that one day, getting the opportunity to commentate on my first football game,” said Seward, who helped broadcast baseball and basketball games and even created a weekly talk show at Westminster featuring sports, pop culture and comedy. He did so while excelling in track and field and football and was a member of the National Honor Society. By the way, he also played alto and baritone saxophone in the symphonic band.
Clearly a multi-tasker, Seward shared some thoughts on his ESPN internship:
What is your role within Fan and Media Intelligence?
“As an intern, I pull data and analytics from the SportsCenter Snapchat and Facebook pages and perform data analytics for First Take. I also track user views, clicks and engagement time, compiling the information into a report for the Production team.”
What skills have you developed in your time at ESPN?
“Through the guidance of Matt Rothman and Gabi Widder, I have developed the ability to use a variety of syndicated media tools in order to pinpoint certain trends within large collections of data and predict future trends in the same process. I have also learned the art of time management gaining skills to manage requests from all departments within the company.”
What do you hope to gain from your time at ESPN?
“I hope to gain a better understanding of the current sports and media landscape as well as develop important skills and connections within the company that will hopefully benefit me throughout my career.”