Well, it’s been a month since I started my internship at the Results for Development Institute (R4D). Is it sad that I consider having a 9-5 a perk compared to the agency life? (Don’t answer that.) Another perk: I don’t feel obligated to have lunch at my desk.
My role is more strategic, less tactical. The exciting part is that everything I do sets the precedent for the organization’s communications strategy. Oh, the power! People seem to think that working in social media is all about being on Facebook and Twitter. Although that is partially true, they underestimate the tedious amount of quantitative analyses I have to do before diving into the fun part – execution!
Currently on my list of things to do:
One of my goals by the end of my MBA is to complete the McDonough School of Business Community Fellows program by volunteering a minimum of 100 hours of community service.
The purpose of the McDonough School of Business Community Fellows program is to foster a culture which embraces and rewards community service. Service to others is central to Georgetown University’s mission, and this program recognizes those students who have made such service a personal priority.
Students must complete at least 100 hours of community service between new student orientation of the first year and April 1 of the second year in our program. The requirement is fulfilled by volunteering unpaid service hours that benefit any 501 (c) (3) organizations and/or other education institutions outside Georgetown University.
If there are any non-profits out there that would like to put my social media and PR skills to good use, please feel free to review my portfolio and résumé. You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Looking forward to hearing from you!