Bailey Powers, a junior Communications major who is concentrating
in Public Relations and minoring in Business Administration, is currently
interning at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.
Bailey, who is from Bradenton, FL, has been working with Lowell
Pratt, the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to market the 2014
Confluence Innovation Conference. "Confluence is two days of inspiration,
innovation, and motivation for leaders, technologists, educators,
entrepreneurs, students, and artists," explains Bailey, who has also been
allowed to work independently on events for multiple departments at the Chamber.
"My internship has given me the ability to build my portfolio through
writing blog posts, press releases, managing the Chamber's social media
outlets, and creating and updating the Confluence Website."
Bailey's internship has also given her the chance to network with
community business leaders and entrepreneurs as well as local government
officials. "Next year," she says, "I plan to continue my work as
the student supervisor for the Special Events Team at the Berry College Office
of Public Relations and Marketing. I will also continue working as the Campus
Scheduling Event Facilitator." Bailey doesn't plan to stop there, though –
she is also working with the Career Center to obtain a second internship, this
time with the Harbin Clinic Marketing Department.
"My internship, along with my on-campus work experience, has
provided me the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in my future
career," Bailey says. "After my internship, I am sure that Public
Relations is the field that I want to work in after graduation."