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Haley Baker

Haley Baker

BS in Communication Studies, Psychology minor, IMC Certificate, Northwestern University

Experience: Interned at FOX Broadcasting, interned at PBS (for two summers), participated in Form & Function marketing group at Northwestern

Areas of Interest: TV/film, Video/digital media, PR/Marketing

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Working in the marketing/PR/communications department of a major TV network

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? The program focuses on my specific areas of interest (entertainment, marketing) and will help me position myself as a strong candidate in the professional world. Additionally, I was able to graduate in three years, so leaving Northwestern after four years with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree is pretty awesome!

Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? Favorite TV show: Friday Night Lights

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? The curriculum – I can’t wait to learn more about the industry I’l likely be working in for the rest of my life.

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? Wicker Park and the West Loop. They have the best restaurants! I also love the Signature Room at the top of the Hancock Tower.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Shonda Rhimes. She’s my role model. I’d love to pick her brain about the most effective ways to create and launch primetime dramas.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be… Loyal, hardworking, and compassionate

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Florence! I studied abroad there and absolutely fell in love.

If someone made a movie about your life, what would it be called and who would play you? The movie would be called “Binge Watch” and Emma Stone would play me.

What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie? Help! I’m trapped inside a fortune cookie!

How did you spend your summer before starting MSLCE? I interned in the Publicity & Corporate Communications department at FOX Broadcasting in Los Angeles

Where is your dream internship for next summer? My dream internship/job for next summer would be in the marketing department of another major network, like NBC, ABC, or CBS.

Where are you from? Scarsdale, New York, USA

Tell us something unique/interesting about you: I know all the words to every single Hamilton song. I also eat rainbow sprinkles by the bucket load (no ice cream necessary).

If you could donate one million dollars, which cause/organization would you choose to support?  American Cancer Society

What award would you most like to win? The Hollywood Reporter Top 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment

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