The internship hunt may seem like a very daunting task; however, there are a few ways to make the task more manageable. In terms of finding an internship, who you know is just as important as what you know. I have found that my professional network has bridged the gap between me not having a Scooby where to start looking and putting my name in good light to stand out in the application process. I have been able to connect with a hiring manager for a prominent Indianapolis public relations firm through Top Dog Communication. Being a part of an applied communication course has helped me tremendously, even in the short time I have been involved this semester. I have also been able to connect with and interview John Koluder, head of Indy Eleven’s public relations, by means of another communication class here at UIndy. My coaches have also been able to connect me with many other professionals in the athletic field at various levels. I cannot stress how important it is to simply reach out to faculty here at UIndy. The staff here has more connections than students think, and most are more than willing to help get you connected if one makes the effort.
My dream internship would have to be public relations for a fitness company. The fitness industry is something I am very passionate about. I would love to see the inner workings behind the fitness companies in the top of their field. From supplements to branding to actual workouts there, the brands as a whole fascinate me. If I could emphasize anything to someone seeking an internship it would be this: find something you are passionate about and tackle your tasks vigorously.