My Internship Experience: Casey Naab
In her senior year, Casey Naab interned for the Communications Department at Molloy College as the social media coordinator. Some of Casey’s responsibilities included maintaining and uploading content on all of the social channels including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Vine. Part of her goals for the semester was coming up with different daily interactive campaigns to engage current and perspective students such as Music Monday, Selfie Challenges, and Work Wednesday, among others.
There were many elements of the internship that Casey enjoyed. Throughout the entire process, she felt working with her fellow classmates was the most enjoyable part. Casey added, “My favorite part of the internship was interacting with my fellow COM peers and gaining their trust through the social media sites and in the classroom. Honestly without the help of my peers, I don’t think I could of gotten through this internship in one piece.” Casey worked under the Director of Media Facilities and Communications Professor, Tom Kenny. Casey mentioned that Professor Kenny gave several pieces of advice that could help her in her future career. Casey stated, “During my final interview, Professor Kenny told me to always be early to any meeting or endeavor as it shows dedication and that you care.”
Casey felt that she learned many skills that she can use in her future career, such as being more creative. She believed that since she will be working for mew media industries, one of the most important skills that she learned was how to create multimedia content. Another skill she will take into the workforce is how to post content on Word Press such as videos, blogs, and podcasts, among others.
In giving advice to students walking into their internship on the first day, Casey mentions to get comfortable and learn as much as possible. She added, “Make the internship worth it. Who knows, maybe something you learned in that internship can be beneficial to you when looking for a job later on.”