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The Woods Magazine WINTer | 2013-14
after her May graduation.
While working in Kansas City, she
designed several items for the team,
including programs, sales decks for
potential sponsors, tickets, information
brochures, schedules, and pocket
schedules. She was even given the
opportunity to pick the team’s font
of the year, which goes on all of its
marketing and branding items.
Not only did she get to live a graphic
designer’s dream, she learned lessons
she can take with her anywhere. This
experience gave her confidence in her
skills and ability as a designer. She
also applied her classroom skills to
real-life situations, a necessity for
successful designers.
Beth Oseroff
interned in the
marketing and fundraising department
of the Leukemia and Lymphoma
society of Dallas, Texas,. A sports
management and equine general
studies major from Dallas, she found
the internship online. Oseroff worked
around 25-30 hours a week from May
until August for the society, specifically
for their Light the Night Walk at the
end of October.
After this summer I now plan on
completing my master’s degree in
public relations and marketing,”
Oseroff said. “I did a bunch of
marketing promotions with them
and really enjoyed it.”
Darian Lightfoot
a senior
American Sign Language interpreting
major from Fort Madison, Iowa,
interned with the Conservation Corps
of Minnesota as a crew leader. She
worked with youth between 15 and 18,
some of whom were inner-city at-risk
kids. In addition to her other duties,
Lightfoot interpreted throughout the
day.There were four interpreters and
three Deaf crew leaders, and 30 percent
of the youth were Deaf.
She returned from the internship
with a greater understanding and
respect for nature and conservation
efforts, even better American Sign
Language and interpreting skills, and a
heap of great stories.
Internships have become one of
the top ways for students to find their
ideal career paths. They provide
opportunities to explore various
careers within any given major, gain
experience for future employment,
experience for future employment
and can even lead to a permanent job
after graduation.
A survey from Forbes suggests that
students who interned with a company
have a 70 percent chance of being hired
by that company. In addition, more
than half of companies polled stated
they expected to hire more interns this
year than last year.
If you know of internship
opportunities for WWU students,
contact Amy Dittmer in Career
Services at Amy.Dittmer@William
Kathleen Zimmer gets a hug from
Luke Bryan during her internship
at SiriusXM Ch. 59 The Highway
in Nashville, Tenn. (contributed photo)
Katey Bilsky and a zoo volunteer with
the hosts of the TV show, Indy Style
contributed photo)
Allison Strickland stands at the
entrance of the Cincinnati Zoo,
where she interned this summer.
contributed photo)
Kyle Matthews visits Textron World
Headquarters while an intern for
Greenlee, a Textron company.
contributed photo)
Ashley McCaffrey, a soccer player
and graphic design major, combines
her two interests. (Photo by
Meghan Greenwalt)
Beth Oseroff greets visitors to her
booth at a trade show where she
promoted the Light the Night Walk.
contributed photo)
Darian Lightfoot enjoys her summer
in the great outdoors with the
Conservation Corps of Minnesota.
contributed photo)