This internship experience has helped me develop as a professional because it has improved my ability to take on projects and finish them successfully. This position has pushed me to improve my communication, leadership and writing skills.
I was given the opportunity to work independently, in most situations, as a public relations specialist. I wrote multiple press releases that were published, I pitched stories to local media, and I got to work with organizations like CNN, ESPN, Make A Wish Foundation, CSpan, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, and many other news sources.
I have learned things that I think can only be taught in the work environment. I have learned many communication skills that will help me in the future. All in all I think that this experience is going to be beneficial because there are just some things you cannot learn in a classroom.
My co-op experiences have been the single most valuable aspect of my education at BGSU because they have taught me things that can’t be learned in the classroom. The co-op experience has allowed me to make connections and grow not only as a student, but also as a professional.
Splitting time between two organizations ensured a nice change of pace with different projects for each location. I had the opportunity to see both the sales and marketing sides of the corporate aviation industry. This co-op didn’t just teach me about the industry I grew up with, it taught me about myself. My experience helped guide me into a much better position of thought for my senior year.
Bowling Green State University guarantees students who complete the Falcon Internship Preparation Program, and meet the identified criteria, the opportunity to participate in an internship or other experiential learning activity during their undergraduate career. Experiential learning options include the following: Individual and Group Internships, Co-ops, Undergraduate Research, Field Experiences, Clinicals and Practicums.