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How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

This blog post was put together as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  I am always at my most productive in the morning. Armed with a hot cup of coffee and a delightfully full to-do list, I can sit down and start tackling tasks left and right. It feels… Continue reading How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

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Press Release – Shelbyville’s Mayor DeBaun to Run for Third Term

The following press release was written during my time as an intern with HWC Engineering.    Shelbyville, Ind. (July 1,2018) – Mayor Tom DeBaun has announced his intention to run for a third mayoral term, having first been elected as the mayor of Shelbyville in 2011. In his third term, Mayor DeBaun intends to move… Continue reading Press Release – Shelbyville’s Mayor DeBaun to Run for Third Term

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Press Release – Professional Soccer Player DeMarcus Beasley brings Futsal to Hometown

I originally wrote the press release for the debut of these courts, which was then edited by the city of Fort Wayne. The story was covered by local media.  FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Professional soccer player DaMarcus Beasley has partnered with the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, the Indiana Soccer Association, and Homestead High… Continue reading Press Release – Professional Soccer Player DeMarcus Beasley brings Futsal to Hometown

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Two Internships

The following was written during my time at Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  There will be a multitude of points in your career where you will have to make difficult decisions, including throughout your college years. If you’ve applied to many internships, for example, you might be faced with having to choose one… Continue reading Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Two Internships

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PR Plan Sample – Political Campaign

The following items have been pulled from Phase One of a public relations plan I wrote this summer as part of my internship with HWC Engineering. All personal details related to the client have been removed since the candidate has not officially announced their intention to run for re-election yet.  General Campaign Timeline Researching &… Continue reading PR Plan Sample – Political Campaign

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Twitter – Indiana INTERNnet

For my summer internship with Indiana INTERNnet, I regularly assist with social media efforts. The Indiana INTERNnet Twitter account is well-established, and has close to 4,000 followers. The organization's audience on Twitter is a mixture of Indiana employers and college students. Timeliness The majority of my responsibility when it comes to Twitter is to promote the… Continue reading Twitter – Indiana INTERNnet

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Common Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

The following blog post was written during my internship at Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  Interviews are often the deciding factor for whether you get a position, no matter how well-qualified you may appear on your resume. It is very normal to feel nervous before your interview, especially since a lot of the… Continue reading Common Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

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Keep in Touch: A Guide to Following Up

The following blog was written during my time at Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  You faced your fears and attended a networking event – perhaps it was one of Indiana INTERNnet’s summer engagement events – and made a great connection. You feel as though you navigated the conversation successfully, kept your stories relevant,… Continue reading Keep in Touch: A Guide to Following Up

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How to Dress for Your Summer Internship

This blog was written as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  You got the summer internship. It’s relevant to your skill set, works with your schedule, and (BONUS!) it’s paid. It is an excellent opportunity for your professional development, and you’re super excited for the first day. The only… Continue reading How to Dress for Your Summer Internship