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A priceless music experience
Who says it can't happen?

May 27, 2005
By Cassie Lynott

Stacy Glasgow, a junior public relations major from Madeira, Ohio, is living the MasterCard dream. Recently, Glasgow found out she was selected out of 33,000 students nationwide to be one of MasterCard's "Priceless Experience 2005" interns. Glasgow, along with 11 others, will travel to Los Angeles this summer for an all-expense paid, five-week internship with the band Fall Out Boy.

Fall Out Boy (Island Records) will be touring this summer with the Van's Warped Tour, coming to Columbus's Germain Amphitheater on June 18. Among the 60 bands in the tour, Fall Out Boy will be touring with headliners Offspring, My Chemical Romance and All-American Rejects.

Assistant Professor of Journalism Diana Knott, Glasgow's adviser, says she was thrilled to hear about Glasgow's internship.

"This is a great lesson for students to take advantage of national contests and scholarships," Knott says. "Somebody has to win these things, and I think it's just wonderful Stacy took both the initiative and the time to enter."

Glasgow says she likes all kinds of music. "Since I found out I got the internship, though, I've been listening to Fall Out Boy. They're really good."

In total, MasterCard Priceless Experience '05 sponsored 36 internships with Van's Warped Tour, Universal Studios and Major League Baseball. Applicants submitted 250-word essays about their dream careers, and semifinalists submitted videos as well.

"I was bored one day and did it," Glasgow says about applying to the MasterCard contest. "Afterward, I just forgot about it until they contacted me."

Mary Beth Ginder, a junior broadcast journalism major, helped Glasgow with her submission video. "I couldn't be happier for her," Ginder says of Glasgow. "She listens to that kind of music and getting an internship like this is just amazing for her."

Glasgow will be flying out to Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 14, to work with Fall Out Boy. Glasgow and the 11 other music interns will be working for approximately five weeks in Los Angeles learning how to promote and manage a band. The interns will also interview the band members on the road and work alongside managers and industry hardliners.

"My friends are pretty much in shock," Glasgow says. "I still can't believe that I won."

Glasgow spent last summer working at Put-n-Bay on Lake Erie, but this will be her first experience living so far from family and friends.

"I've never been to California," Glasgow says. "I'm excited to work with Fall Out Boy, the Warped Tour, getting to network and getting the entire experience."

Cassie Lynott is a student writer with University Communications and Marketing.

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