After a wonderful summer that went by extremely fast, I have begun my senior year at Carolina! Yes, you read that right. Somehow this is my fourth and final year of undergrad and I have mixed feelings about it. Like everyone else in my boat, I’m excited for the future and what is to come after I graduate, but I’m not ready to say goodbye to UNC in May! I have my entire senior year ahead of me, though, and it has already gotten off to a great start. Here’s a little update on what I was up to this summer and what I’m involved with this semester!
- This summer, I was a public relations intern at Koroberi, Inc., a B2B marketing agency in Raleigh! I learned SO much about working in PR and was able to improve my skills while having a lot of fun doing it. One of the best parts other than all of the real-world exposure was the office dogs! Every day, there would be at least one (usually two) dogs at the office that made workdays so much sweeter! The team at Koroberi taught me so much about media relations, PR, writing, communications, etc. and made me feel so welcomed and excited to come to work — I was so sad to leave at the end of the summer!
- The other half of my time this summer was devoted to the Carolina Hurricanes, where I started as a promotions and fan development intern! I spent the summer working in the office and at events around the Triangle to promote the Canes — and I even got to help out at their kids’ summer hockey camp! Getting to work in sports and promotions has been an interest of mine for a while, and the awesome people in my department have made it so much fun so far! I’m super excited that I get to continue my internship through the 2019-2020 season and continue promoting the team and enjoying hockey. Go Canes!!
- Other than work, I made some time to relax this summer as well! In June, I went to Lake James for a much needed weekend of sun and family time! I also was able to take a day trip to Wrightsville Beach with my friend Allie, which made me so happy (especially because I squeezed in a stop at my favorite ice cream place, Boombalatti’s).
- This semester is shaping up to be a busy, but fun one! I’m one of the student ministers for marketing at the Newman Catholic Student Center (follow us on Instagram at @unc_newman, shameless promo) and I’m already enjoying another year as a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. I’m also the PR Chair for Carolina Tap Ensemble (our Instagram is @carolinatapensemble, more shameless promo). This year, I also have the wonderful opportunity to work as a student assistant in the UNC athletic communications office, which I’m so excited about! Lots of things going on at once, but I prefer to be busy — especially when it’s a schedule full of things that I’m passionate about!
I’m absolutely thrilled to be back with my friends for another year of happy memories — this year has been nothing but fun and positive so far 🙂 It’s hard not to be content when you’re in Chapel Hill! This place has brought so many amazing people and opportunities into my life, and I can’t wait to make my senior year the best one yet!