Lilyann Schultz, a senior journalism and public relations major at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania, completed two internships this year—one with STATIC at IUP and one in her very own academic department.
about both internships from her academic advisor. She received the internship
with STATIC after earning a position as the marketing committee chairperson.
internship with STATIC, Schultz was tasked with: creating promotion ideas;
setting up and breaking down
events; designing and maintaining an
organizational marketing plan; conducting student research pertaining to
preferences regarding programming and promotions; developing and updating organization
marketing materials; managing individual event promotions; and managing general
members on the promotions subcommittee.
Working in the Journalism
and Public Relations Department, Schultz assisted by interviewing students and
alumni and writing feature stories for the website and Facebook page.
Schultz credits the IUP
Journalism and Public Relations Department with providing her skills necessary
to excel in her internship.
Department prepared me for these internships. The projects and assignments I
have done for my classes have made me feel secure in what I want to pursue in
my career,” Schultz said. “The professors and my advisor have phenomenally
guided me through these past few years, and I am so grateful.”
The advice she gives to
other students seeking internships is to be open to all tasks given, and to keep
in mind that this is a learning environment—trial and error is accepted.
After graduation, Schultz
plans to focus on the public relations aspect of her degree or apply for an