Experience

While a classroom can teach you what to expect in the workplace, but you never get the real experience until you actually get into the workplace. In my experience in jobs and internships, I have learned about myself and how to apply theory to practice.

In my college career, I have worked as a student worker in the First Year Experience Office at Auburn University; intern for the Alabama Governor's Mansion and Office of Minority Affairs; and as the social media intern for Auburn University's Office of Inclusion and Diversity.More information about all of these positions can be found on my downloadable Resume PDF.

My Experience

Below you will find snapshots of my experience with links to more information about these organizations and my work.

Student Worker

First Year Experience Office

Intern

Alabama Governor's Office

What Did I Do?

I took my pursuits outside of the classroom very seriously in college. Each of these positions helped me gain and amplify skills. Below you will find detailed descriptions of everything that I have done.

First Year Experience

 

War Eagle! Auburn University's First Year Experience Office is responsible for the orientation of all freshman and transfer students. Camp War Eagle is Auburn's freshman orientation program, there are 10 sessions from May to July. Successfully Orienting Students is Auburn's transfer orientation program with ten session throughout the fall and spring semesters. While working in this office, I was able to navigate and utilize the Banner database system; maintain a hospitable office atmosphere; communicate effectively and warmly via email, telephone and face-to-face communications. One of the most valuable lessons I learned from this position is how to relay and tailor multiple publics. Above, more information can be found by clicking the button in my photo.

Alabama Governor's Office

 

To be one of a handful of students selected to be an intern in the Alabama Governor's Office was a privilege not lost on me. In this position I was able to see two different areas of public relations. For the first three weeks of my internship, I worked in the Governor's Mansion, also known as "The People's House of Alabama." I was able to assist with tours, interact with constituents ranging from nine-year-olds to Alabama Girls' State to wives of legislators. I also coordinated talent for the annual Candlelight Tours at the Governor's Mansion. The last three weeks of my internship were spent in the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs. This office's goal,"to ensure the inclusion of women and minorities in the success of the State of Alabama." This mission lead the work of the office which included constituent outreach. I also worked on publication templates for the office. In this position, I learned that government is all things-- and that there is a place for everyone to be involved.

Office of Inclusion and Diversity

 

I was overjoyed at the opportunity to work in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The department was going through a "rebirth" of sorts. There was a new name and a new leader, and I knew I that I wanted to be a part of the team. With this transition, I was able to come in and completely take control of social media. Twitter and Facebook gained a refreshed look. An Instagram account was also established. I was able to establish a sense of continuity within the pages. Following on the Facebook page increased over 20 percent. Followers on all platforms are extremely engaged. I have found such a passion for interacting with followers in this way.