Internship with the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute
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Kristen McAvoy

Major: Communication Arts and Sciences
Minor: Business
Hometown: Easton, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this internship after visiting the Career Enrichment Network.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I benefited in numerous ways from my internship experience. I had the opportunity to assume leadership roles, collaborate with others, demonstrate my areas of expertise, and reflect on my experience as an intern during the process. My internship consisted of a great deal of communication and marketing skills, which highly interests me. 

The highlights of my fall internship included: creating a twelve page marketing mailer for our Spring 2013 International Conference, doubling our class registrations from last fall, reviewing résumés and cover letters, creating new and improved communication plans, and gaining well known speakers for our International Conference. Proudly, I was selected to attend our annual International Conference in Arlington, Virginia in May of 2013. I look forward to attending the conference and participating in the events that I have been a part of all semester.

“Taking part in an internship is a truly challenging and rewarding experience that every student should partake in to further themselves in college and prepare for the future.”

How did this experience impact you academically?

This internship taught me to be more organized and to make the most efficient use out of my time. I was able to use my internship experience and provide examples in the classroom setting of what we were learning.

What are your career goals and plans? How did this experience impact them?

I plan to graduate in December of 2013. My communication skills were strengthened tremendously during my experience and I would like to pursue a career in business. By participating in this internship, I have formed connections and have broadened my networking group.

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