I certainly learned about communications as a communications intern, and I certainly learned about copywriting as an intern copywriter at Osborne Holdings. However, what resonates the most with me a year after completing my experiential learning credits are not job-focused skills. Instead, what resonates the most with me are the things I learned about responsibility, valuing my skillset, and leadership.
As an intern with SASAH, I learned that communication is not just a skill; it is a responsibility. I learned this as I ran the SASAH Instagram page through a school year that was cut short because of the COVID-19 virus, followed by an anxiety-ridden summer and a school year full of social distancing and online classes. As an intern copywriter, I worked directly with the founder of Osborne Holdings. For eight weeks I had the unique opportunity to watch an expert at his craft developing and implementing marketing strategies for various international clients. In doing so, I learned about what true leadership looks like.
Today, with two internships behind me, I am confident in the value that my peers and I will bring into the workforce as humanities graduates. The world needs communicators and the world needs socially conscious leadership now more than ever. I am proud and excited to see all that my peers will accomplish.