“…little did I know that this opportunity would open more doors”
Bri Funte, Class of 2014
Hometown: Osage, Iowa
Major: Digital Media
Internships: The Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers
“My internship with the Minnesota Vikings was my first public relations-focused internship, and little did I know that this opportunity would open more doors as I progress toward a career. At the last Vikings game of the season, I introduced myself to the director of public relations for the Green Bay Packers. Figuring they had internship programs, too, I kept in contact and sent my information their way. In late July, I took off for Green Bay where I spent six weeks as a training camp intern. My professors have been by my side throughout both of my NFL experiences.”
“…wouldn't have happened had I not been proactive about interning”
Lindsay R. Peoples, Class of 2012
Hometown: Brown Deer, Wis.
Majors: Digital Media and Graphic Design/Visual Communication
Internship: Teen Vogue in New York City
“My internship with Teen Vogue changed my world. I had spent the previous summer in Los Angeles doing celebrity styling for red carpet events, so it was definitely a wakeup call to be in fast-paced New York. Before I graduated I had various job offers, and my previous bosses emailed me because they knew they wanted to hire me after graduation. I know that wouldn’t have happened had I not been proactive about interning.”
“…helped me realize how successful I can be in this field”
Katy Rubino, Class of 2014
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Major: Digital Media
Internship: Build-A-Bear in St. Louis, Mo.
"My experience in the public relations department at Build-A-Bear was a challenging and amazing experience. It helped me realize how successful I can be in this field and improved my skills. The most eye-opening experience was being able to sit in on meetings and give my suggestions to help with the branding of new products. This internship benefited me by giving me the experience of working in a public relations department and establishing skills that I will use for the rest of my career."