|Feb 11, 2009
||Posted By: Sheri McGill
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Tuesday was another busy day preparing the media center--the hub of the Auto Show. As interns, we organize, sort and verify the credentials for the thousand or so journalist who come to the Auto Show. Here, they can get the information and assistance they need. We are their primary resource for computers, press kit information, updates, food and drink. It is imperative that we are professional, knowledgeable and pleasant so that the coverage of the Auto Show are favorable.
We spent a lot of time getting familiar with the exhibit halls and the manufacturers. Aurora and I went down on Chevy's showroom floor during the assembly of the official "Bumblebee II" Camaro from Transformers 2. The entire process took several hours and the end result stands about 18 feet high. Check out the official photo gallery to see its construction in progress.
After closing the media center, we all went to the Bridgestone media reception where we were able to let loose just a bit. The President and CEO of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) Jerry H. Cizek III '68 was also there. He was very engaging and shared some stories about his own Bradley experience.