I will say that this was a very beneficial internship at Big Brothers/Big Sisters and if a student from USF needed a for-credit internship, this would be a good choice. While I didn’t always get to do the most glamorous projects, it was a lot of fun working at the various bowling events. I had the opportunity to meet some important people in the community and to make friends with the staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I can confidently state that Morgan has risen to the top of the list of interns that I have supervised in my 13+ year career. She will be greatly missed.
Director, Fund Development
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Throughout the semester I have learned a lot for my internship at Socialty. I have always thought running a company’s social media was the same as running my personal one. I was wrong. It was much different. Working on a company’s social media you have to make sure it sounds like them rather than yourself.
Jackie is great! She is open and willing to learn new skills and job duties.
My consecutive internships at the Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway have really opened up my eyes to the sport’s industry and what I want in a career. I have gained valuable experience working with international audiences and hope to be able to use those skills in my future.
Mariah always goes above and beyond and is willing to help with any task. [She] will be great in whatever profession she chooses.
Director of Ticketing
July 25, 2012
I just wanted to thank you.
I know I haven't graduated yet, so it's a little early, but I have spent this summer becoming the teaching disciple for the idea of "Convergence." I know you and other professors have preached this doctrine since the day I stepped through the door, but this summer has really, truly, run it home for me. Also, thank you for teaching both the programs and the principles behind them. By teaching the design dynamic, you have made me not just a one-trick horse. I am capable of so much more than just using the Adobe Suite. I am capable of adapting those same skills to whatever program Cat throws at me. And trust me, I was not expecting what I found! All of the skills I learned in InDesign I have had to apply to programs like Microsoft Publisher. I never opened adobe Premiere before I came here, but it was the program I was expected to use to video edit. I found that the dynamics were the same. I was able to open the program, and after a bit of time familiarizing myself with it, run it. Every compatibility issue I had to fight through with Mac Vs PC at school I have used to troubleshoot here. Every scrap of knowledge you, the other professors, and the amazing adjuncts you have hired has literally been tapped.
I have used special effects, animation, and video editing to create in-house ad campaigns for events and fund-raisers.
I have used web-editing and HTML to troubleshoot problems going on in the IMOD (a multinational division my plant belongs to) web systems.
I have used design and layout in the weekly newsletters we publish.
I have written so much content, I have it pouring out of my ears.
I have taught basic skills in video editing.
I will be teaching grid design, photoshop, and Adobe Premiere to communicators within the next three weeks.
And I sound intelligent and calm on conference calls because (Surprise!) radio skills actually translate to making other people listen to you.
Meanwhile, I have been competing with interns from a variety of other schools placed elsewhere within Cat. Having met them, and having seen what they are prepared to handle, I thank whatever divine providence sent me to USF. Because I have learned so much more than I thought I had.
Thank you to you and all the other professors.
Just goes to show that even when we fight you tooth and nail to learn something, it really does stick!
Sent Thursday - January 5, 2012 10:15 PM
Hope you have enjoyed your holiday break and are well rested. I just wanted to send you a quick message that I have been offered and accepted a job at Primus Electronics, where I have been interning. I am part of the Marketing Department and I help design advertisements and help maintain customer relations. I was really ambivalent about leaving my job at the library, where I had been for almost ten years now. The job at Primus offers a competitive salary, benefits and profit sharing, so I had to bite the bullet and put in my two weeks' notice. I will begin full-time employment on January 16 and I am eager to try something new like this. I will find some time to come in and chat this semester, as I miss you all very much. I don't think that there is a day that goes by without a good memory from my Mass Comm family :)