Name: Jessica Wolter
Hometown: Stonington, CT
Major: Organizational Communications
Internship Sponsor: RDW Group Inc.
As a public relations intern at RDW Group, I am responsible for tasks such as: press releases, research, media lists, e-newsletters and projects for specific clients. My primary client is the Worcester Art Museum (WAM). RDW Group is the public relations, marketing and graphic design innovators for WAM and it is my job to focus on the “doing” or implementation part — such as writing press releases for upcoming events. These tasks play a large role in getting the word out to customers who would attend these events or media who would want to write about them.
Working for RDW Group has been a great experience. The people I work for are professional and treat me like an employee. My supervisor had confidence in my written communication skills and right away gave me substantial projects to work on, such as writing press releases and the e-newsletter.
Although I was nervous to start the internship, I knew it would be very helpful to me in the long run. I have learned the basics of public relations that I will use when I graduate in an entry-level position in public relations. After working with professionals in the field I am most apt to pursue, I am confident that when I graduate from Assumption, I will succeed with any firm I choose.
I am now a more focused, organized, enthusiastic student because I know my experience as an intern has helped me to grow in these areas. I am more confident than ever that I will succeed in the future.