February 20 – Internship Panel

From left to right: Olivia Strauss, Josie Donohue, Sam Spinale, Charlie Knox.

This week, Scripps PRSSA is hosting an internship panel where students who have previously held internships will speak about their experiences. It is a great way for our members to get insight into the seemingly daunting task of applying for and fulfilling an internship. One of our speakers is Josie Donohue, a former Corporate Communications Intern for the J.M. Smucker Co. in Orville, OH. Another speaker is Charlie Knox, a former Marketing Intern for Complete Building Services in Washington D.C. Scripps PRSSA’s Vice President of Digital Communications, Sam Spinale, is our third intern. She was the Corporate Sales Intern at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC. Our last intern is our Chapter President, Olivia Strauss. She has had two internships. First, she worked at Westfield insurance as a Social Media Intern in Westfield, OH. Next, she was the Internal Communications Intern at Inspire Brands in Atlanta, GA.

Key Takeaways:

  • Look for apartments or places to live that are fully furnished.
  • Interning in a different city allows you to learn a lot about yourself.
  • Always ask for more work; the employers are there to help you.
  • Showing a passion for the brand beyond the base level is a great way to stand out from other applicants.
  • Even if it may be scary, make connections and learn from as many people as you can, including people in high-level positions.
  • Stay opened-minded.

Maxwell Burton is a sophomore studying journalism – strategic communications and pursuing a minor in marketing at Ohio University. He serves as the Vice President of Public Relations for Scripps PRSSA. Connect with him on LinkedIn here.

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