Interning at Reach Partners has been a wonderful experience, and I’m only one month into my internship. So far, I’ve been able to put knowledge and skills from my classes at Concordia College to the test. What I love about this experience is that Anita and Rachel give me independent tasks to work on that challenge me and engage me.
I can already see how my skills from classes overlap with my projects here at Reach Partners. Since I am a public relations student and have a minor in business, I have taken many courses at Concordia that involve event planning, social media and blogging, marketing, and public relations. I also have helped to plan and execute campaigns as part of my school work.
I am thankful for these experiences because they help in my internship work, such as the Women’s Health Conference that Reach Partners helps plan and execute. I’ve been tasked to create a communication/marketing plan for the 2017 event.
As part of my public relations and marketing courses at Concordia, I have helped design marketing and public relations campaigns for nonprofits in the Fargo-Moorhead community, including Haley’s Hope and Ellen Hopkins Elementary Nature Play Park. If it weren’t for these experiences, I would not have the skills to assist with the marketing and communication plans and strategies for the Women’s Health Conference.
From planning events in my event planning course to running full social media, marketing and public relations campaigns in other courses, I have practiced skills that I will be using not only in my future career, but also in my current internship.
The experiences from my class projects have given me the confidence to work independently on tasks at Reach Partners, which allows me to gain more skills and knowledge that will be beneficial in my future career.
I am grateful that Anita and Rachel are confident in my abilities to allow me to work independently on projects. This not only helps them out with tasks, but allows me learn from them.
-Olivia, Event Strategy Intern
Hearts. Flowers. Candy. Romantic dinners over candlelight. These are the symbols we typically associate with Valentine’s Day.
But building and maintaining relationships requires more than a card and a bouquet of flowers. Relationships thrive when everyone involved feels important and valued. When somebody takes the time to express appreciation, our spirits are boosted.
Showing appreciation may come second-nature as we reach out to our romantic interests, our friends and family members. But we should extend this sentiment to those people we love to work with – our clients and customers.
With a bit of consideration and thoughtfulness, anyone can create good will and a bond that goes well beyond a project or a paycheck.
And the beauty of heart-felt appreciation? It can be shown on any day of the year.
On Feb. 9, thousands of people and businesses in our region will #gomatchymatchy as they participate in Giving Hearts Day.
We'll be among them.
Last year, more than $8 million was raised for local nonprofits during this 24-hour online give-a-thon.
Why do we participate in Giving Hearts Day?
1. It's easy: Go to givingheartsday.org to give a gift on Feb. 9.
2. We can support more than one charity that we love.
3. We are committed to supporting local organizations.
4. It’s fun: especially when we can challenge our friends to do the same.
Will you #gomatchymatchy with us?