At the start of my senior year, I was sort of in a crunch. I knew that before I graduate I wanted to have at least one internship under my belt just so I could feel more prepared for the real world that was quickly approaching. I wasn’t quite sure which field I wanted to get an internship in because I was interested in a number of things. I really enjoyed the social media work that I have done in the past. I also have an insane passion for video and all things in visual storytelling. Lastly, I can write rather well. After spending some time during the summer trying to find and secure an internship I received an email from my advisor telling me about an open internship position on campus. I learned that this position was in the Marketing & Communications Department located in the Mansion. I applied for the position and had an interview scheduled for the first week of school.
I was extremely nervous about the interview and really wasn’t sure what to expect. At the interview, I ended up meeting the Associate Director of Content Marketing, the Video Manager and the Media Coordinator and they let me know exactly what to expect during my time here as an intern. They told me that I would have my hand in many fields like video, social media, and even some advertising. Hearing about all of the things that I could be a part of really got me excited and made me feel like this position was for me. The next week I was told that I was offered the position and I couldn’t have been more ready to start. My first day was nerve-racking, but that is to be expected with anyone’s first day anywhere. It wasn’t long before it felt like home in this department and I was looking forward to my days in the office.
During the fall semester, I was able to develop some skills that I’ve already established here at Cabrini while also discovering some new interests & passions. One thing I really like about this position was that it was never the same thing every day. Some days I would work with the Media Coordinator to plan and develop posts to go on Cabrini’s social media pages. Other days I would work on editing video pieces for the University, and some days I would write for the Cabrini student blog. One of the most impactful things that I was a part of was writing the script for a Pandora ad. This was a cool process and something that I had no idea that I would be able to experience here. It was pretty surreal hearing the ad play that I came up with the words for. So if anyone was listening to Pandora and heard an ad from Cabrini mentioning our Fall Open House dates back in October, that was written by yours truly.
Things went so well with the Marketing & Communications internship that I was offered the position again for the spring semester and I accepted. If you’re a rising junior or senior looking for an internship next semester I thoroughly recommend this position. Here I was able to make so many new connections, become a valuable contributor on various projects for the Cabrini community, and gain hands-on experiences that you can’t get inside a classroom. It is also a place where you can build your resume and portfolio at the same time. If you have any questions about the department please visit the Marketing and Communications webpage.