Co-producer of the Hubcast and Media and Information senior in the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Sean Meredith shares his perspective on the creation and launch of MSU Hub’s newly minted podcast.
Sean Meredith is currently wrapping up his degree in Media and Information at MSU and building his portfolio. In addition to his position at Wills House as a Lead Production Assistant Intern for MSU IT: Teaching and Learning Technology, Sean also works as a videographer for the MSU College of Engineering, and a Sound Engineer at Impact89FM. He also works independently on a contract basis or for pleasure. Originally getting into production through personal music projects, Sean has rapidly expanded his media capabilities and is honing his skills. He hopes to one day start his own record label and brand, using his production skills to promote himself and other local artists.
In his own words, here’s Sean’s take on co-producing the Hubcast:
When I first heard talk of a podcast, I didn’t think much of it. It was during the summer of 2015, and I was just finding my place among our phenomenal team at MSU IT: Teaching and Learning Technology. It was just another day, and my task was to figure out a hosting/distribution strategy for a podcast we might do somewhere down the road. I had no inkling of what the MSU Hub was, or what the podcast was going to be about, and a few weeks later I had almost forgotten about it completely. Unbeknownst to me, this seed of an idea would grow into the biggest project of my professional career to date.
Fast forward a few months, and I am co-producing the MSU Hubcast. I am nervous, excited, and a little overwhelmed. But I’m ready to show people what I can do. It’s such a privilege to be a component and contributor to the building of the Hub. Seeing the passion and hard work of my talented coworkers is truly inspiring. I have so much respect for those willing to give their time, and come together for the sake of improving education. However, as a fifth year senior with merely 3 credits left until graduation, this podcast holds a much more personal significance.
For me, this feels like my first step.
I’ve been in school my entire life, trying to find my place in the world, trying to figure out my path towards a happy future. There have been times where I didn’t think I could find the road, times of self doubt, and times where I thought I’d never find direction, but I kept going. This podcast feels like a culminating point in my education, a first step on the ever changing timeline of my existence. I am becoming who I want to be, doing what I want to do, and receiving recognition and respect among my peers. I am working in the realm of my passions, growing through my work, and becoming part of something bigger than myself. If you had told me as a freshman that I would be able to incorporate my love for creating music into a job with I.T. Services, I would have just laughed it off. Now here I am, learning and creating, doing what I love to do.
It is truly an honor.
Watch for the MSU Hubcast to launch in mid-February! Stay tuned on our social media channels for announcements.