My junior year at Illinois State, I served as an intern on the School of Communication Promotion and Development Team. As part of a team of nine, we were in charge of organizing, promoting and holding all official School of Communication events. Included in these events is COM Week, an annual experience where we focus on bringing communication professionals to campus to educate our students.
At COM Week 2016, I coordinated a multimedia journalism panel with Jim Kirk [Editor in Chief of the Chicago Sun Times], Scott Gleeson [Sports Editor at USA Today] and Alex Reside [photojournalist with client list including GQ and Rolling Stone]. I also assisted in the formation of a political communication panel which included Griffin Hammond, a documentary film maker and political photographer, and two other panelists.
Alongside working on these panels, I was also the lead for coordinating our scholarship awards banquet.