Senior Shane Messick is learning a lot about large-scale event planning during his internship in events and public relations at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena, a 14,000-seat center that is not only home to the Baltimore Blast, but also a venue for concerts, circuses, and other sporting events. Under the supervision of Meaghan Young, the marketing manager. Shane has been working in social media as well as helping to build a marketing plan for a variety of events the arena will host.
Senior Zuryna Smith is truly thriving at her internship within the University of Maryland medical system in the office of corporate communication and public affairs. Under the supervision of Hope Gamper, a communications specialist who also oversees the interns, Zuryna has been putting her writing and other communication skills to good use. One of her projects is a feature article to be published in the system’s newsletter, and Zuryna has enjoyed the challenge of the interview process.
Senior Colleen Shipley (right) has found what she hopes will be her career calling in Stevenson’s Office of Admissions, under the mentorship of Elizabeth Fitzgerald, the associate director of admissions. Colleen has been working every phase of the admissions process, from applicant intake to Open House planning. She has found that her organizational strengths and her interpersonal skills have coalesced in this one position and hopes to pursue it after graduation.
Senior Will Comotto (in the photo on the right) was drawn to an internship at Baltimore's 98 Rock radio station because of his interest in all things media. His own job at Stevenson's radio station prompted his application for the competitive internship at 98 Rock, where he works in promotions under the assistant director of promotions, Will Wright. Will has been involved in many off-site promotions, including the Polar Bear Plunge, where he helped out with everything from sound checks to fan interface. His outgoing personality and interest in other people have enabled Will to make a success of the internship experience.
Sterling Smith's love of sports led him to an internship with Stevenson's Sports Information Director, Greg Royce. Working from an office high above Mustang Stadium, Sterling has been involved in many areas of sports information, including live tweeting during basketball games, writing recaps of games, updating the content management systems and making sure data on the gomustangsports website is accurate. He has learned a lot about the myriad of tasks that an SID must oversee, and hopes to enter the field after graduation.