School of Communication Studies Welcomes New Fall Interns

The School of Communications Studies introduced two new Public Relations and Marketing interns for the fall of 2014. Hillary Walker and Shannon French are seniors in Applied Communication Studies working towards Bachelor of Arts degrees from Kent State University.

Walker and French's duties include writing news stories, press releases, and blogs about the faculty and the students' achievements and accomplishments. They will assist with other projects for the School of Communication Studies, including updating the school's website and working on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to promote the school. They will also assist with preparations for Homecoming for experience in special events planning.

Walker describes herself as a small town girl from New Philadelphia, Ohio. "Many have never heard of the small town pretty much in the middle of Amish country," Walker said.

She will graduate this December with a major in Applied Communication and a minor in Organizational Communication. She also is a member of Kent Communications Society (KCS) and assists David Trebing, Ph.D., of the School of Communication Studies faculty with freshman recruitment. In her spare time, Walker enjoys reading, cooking, listening to music, meeting new people and exploring new places.

French is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and is graduating in the spring of 2015 with a major in Applied Communications and minors in Marketing and Media Literacy. She was also honored with a scholarship last semester, the Michael Dubetz Endowed Scholarship in Rhetoric and Communication.

"I am pretty involved on campus," French said. "I work at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and I am a member of the Marching Golden Flashes, Flasherbrass, Kappa Kappa Psi and SPICE. I also enjoy participating in Super Service Saturdays."

French enjoys swimming, listening to music, playing the trumpet, reading and playing Euchre.

Both new interns are very excited about working with the School of Communication Studies. "This is a wonderful opportunity for both of us," Walker said. "We are learning all kinds of communications, writing, and organizational skills that will strengthen our resumes and portfolios as well as prepare us for job interviews."