Niagara University junior Nicole Schimmenti originally intended to spend a single semester studying abroad when she departed last February for Myongji University in Seoul, South Korea.
That changed when what Schimmenti described as “a once-in-a lifetime-opportunity that both my family and I believe I should not pass up” became available with Olympic Broadcasting Services.
Schimmenti’s internship thrusts her into the role of a video logger in the archives department of OBS. She’ll be tasked with logging statistical data during men’s and women’s ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Specifically, she’ll be focused on metadata enrichment of specific assets for live events, which allows broadcasters to efficiently locate footage based on keywords, such as a player’s feat, name or country.
“I hope to get a good grasp on how the logging system works since it is used by most sport media companies,” said Schimmenti, a sport management major from Cranford, N.J. “It also looks really good on a resume.”
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. Hockey gets underway Saturday.
When Schimmenti completes her internship, she’ll attend Myongji University’s Korean Language Institute to advance her Korean language learning. She plans to return to NU in May.