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