School of Communication Studies Welcomes Summer Intern

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies welcomes Abby Yackley as the student member of the marketing team for summer 2015.

Yackley is a senior in the applied communication concentration. She is also pursuing a minor in photo illustration.

“I am looking forward to working with the School of Communication Studies to improve my communication skills in an office environment. Being able to work on different projects for the School is an exciting opportunity,” Yackley said. “I hope to be able to develop not only my written and verbal communication skills, but my visual communication skills as well.”

As a student intern, Yackley will write press releases, contribute copy and photos to the school’s website and social media sites, update alumni contact information and help plan the school’s reception for Homecoming, Lindsay Kuntzman, Marketing and PR Communication Specialist for the School of Communication Studies said.

"Having students serve as junior members of our marketing team gives them an opportunity to apply the skills they learned in class to real-world settings. We want them to be confident in their abilities as they graduate and obtain that first job," Kuntzman said. "Abby will be a great addition to the team - particularly with her passion for the School of Communication Studies and the university."

Yackley said that she wants to work on graphics and written material for Kent State University’s Homecoming celebration in the fall. “Homecoming is such a wonderful Kent State University tradition, and I love that I can show my school spirit through my work.”

In the past, Yackley has volunteered at a number of “Golden Flash Days” where students who have been admitted to the university can come and explore different majors and take a tour of the campus. During the summer, Yackley hopes that she can meet new students who are exploring different fields of study and point them towards an undergraduate career in Communication Studies.

“Being able to talk to students who are unsure about what they want to study in college is such an exciting opportunity. Many students are unaware that Communication Studies exists, and I love being able to show them how many opportunities there are within the major,” Yackley said.

She is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association honor society, as well as the Kent Communication Society where she has been actively involved for two years. In her free time, she enjoys taking walks with her family, photography, vlogging, yoga and playing piano and bass guitar. Yackley’s hometown is Green, Ohio. She plans to graduate in fall 2015.