Author: Emily Stephenson

UVU Review leads to internship

Who knew that my Twitter account would lead me to my dream internship? Not me. After working for a year at the UVU Review I had made myself an online website for all of my articles. I linked my website to my Twitter page and to my surprise, I was sent an email from the Chief of Staff for the Utah Senate. He mentioned seeing my Twitter page and my news blog, and thought that my skills could be of use to them. I immediately went up to the capitol for an interview with the Chief of Staff. They hired me as a social media/public relation intern. My internship at the Senate was flat-out amazing. I not only learned about government relations, but I also gained a deeper appreciation for our local government and senators. When I was working at the Senate I spent a lot of my time shooting and producing videos, taking photos and operating and monitoring social media outlets. It was really overwhelming at first, however my boss did a great job working with me by making me feel valued and appreciated. The commute to Salt Lake City everyday was worth it, and it was fun feeling engaged with issues happening within our community. I also had the opportunity to network and meet a lot of great well known people in our community, such as journalists,...

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