Intern Spotlight: Kelsey Kohler
Kelsey currently has an internship with the SU Fashion Archives and she sat down to tell us all about it!
Q: What are some of the skills you carried into the internship from your major?
A: Because I’m an English major, and this exhibit is based on fictional characters in literature, that’s just amazing, I’m so excited. I’ve gotten to read the books these exhibits are based off of, and I plan on bringing quotes and background from the books to put on social media to promote the exhibit.
Q: What are some of the skills you carried into the internship from your minor?
A: Technical/Professional Communications has really helped me especially with communicating with Dr. Bohleke in a professional manor, posting on social media is an important part of Technical/Professional Communications, so I’ve definitely learned a lot and I’m very excited to apply my experience to what I am learning.
Q: Do you think there was a class that assisted you in this internship?
A: Reading and Research about Literature for my major with Dr. Bibby helped me to analyze what’s happening in these stories, giving you a deeper look at what they're trying to convey. This helps with understanding what the exhibits are about. With Technical/Professional Communications, I took Technical/Professional Writing I with Dr. Cella, which was a real eye-opener on how to communicate professionally and format things in a professional manner.
Q: What would you say to students who are interested in an internship?
A: I would absolutely encourage you to do it - there is nothing to lose and, especially if you get it, it can be life changing. It looks wonderful on a resume it gives you work experience. Just talk to Dr. kungl and she will be more than happy to help you out.
Q: What do you think is the most valuable part of this internship?
A: I’ve learned a lot in time management - I'm there 10 hours a week, at least and if I’m there any less, I have to catch up the next week. I have to work my schedule around theirs.
Q: How will this internship help you in your future career?
A: I plan on being an editor in a publishing house, and even if i don’t necessarily get into editing, I could go into PR. If my future career happens to be advertising, like giving teasers on social media, these skills could apply to that as well.
Q: Any closing remarks?
A: Apply for the internship! It’s a really fun experience and everyone really loves it. At the fashion archives, we’ve become part of a family. It’s really nice.
Listed below are some companies who have accepted Shippensburg students as interns in the past.
Sunbury Press, Inc.
Shippensburg Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Volvo Construction Equipment
Shippensburg Public Library
To view more details about internships and positions, log in to your SHIP Career Connection account following the steps below:
- Go to www.ship.edu/career
- Click on: Students: "Ship Career Connection" (you'll log in through your SHIP portal)
- Complete your profile
- Click on the "Jobs" tab to view positions and search for the opportunity
As always, contact the director of the Minor, Dr. Carla Kungl, or the Career Center, if you have any questions!