Employer | Center for Community Engagement
Major | Communications
Expected Graduation Date | May 2017
Enidza landed an internship with the Center for Community Engagement office on the ECSU campus this semester. Through this internship, she hopes to gain better media literacy skills as well as being able to form lasting relationships through interviews.
Enidza works with a student leader from the Center for Community Engagement, attends their weekly programs and their special events. While attending these events, she takes pictures of what is going on at the event and the Eastern volunteers that are participating and helping out. Enidza is responsible for interviewing the volunteers about the event they worked. There are times that she will then write an article for the Campus Lantern or bring students to the radio station for an interview about their experience during the CCE event.
The part that Enidza likes the most about her internship with the CCE is that she gets to attend all of the events, but she also likes the fact that she can see how engaged Eastern students are with the community around Eastern. She enjoys being able to spread the word through social media platforms as to what Eastern volunteers are doing to make an impact in the Willimantic community.
Advice that Enidza has for other college students trying to find an internship is, “Try something new. Don’t worry about whether or not your work will be perfect, there are plenty of people who are willing to make sure you succeed and gain the skills you need post-graduation.”