"The internship solidified my classroom coursework. It took everything that I have been hearing about — ethics, accuracy, law and research — and put it into perspective. I was able to see real life examples of these things and experience was certainly gained."
— Jacksonville Commercial TV Station
"Public Relations Cases really taught me what working as a PR professional would be like so that there were really no surprises… And, as much as I hate to admit it, Mass Communications research was a big help, too. I researched more than I expected to and when it came time to write survey questions, I knew to make them mutually exclusive and exhaustive."
— Jacksonville Advertising and PR Agency
"After a few weeks I finally got to write a press release. My very first one! It did not take long to write and I was less nervous than I thought I would be. It was during that time I was thankful for PR Writing and Advanced Writing for the Media. After that, more news releases were thrown my way."
"I had heard horror stories of other students' internships; all they seemed to do was run out to get coffee for everyone or make copies. That is not what I envisioned for my learning experience. Nor is it what I got."… "I really got to see and understand the inner workings of a full service agency with many capabilities.
"Everything from my advertising credits, to my public speaking credits, and even ethics were used or referenced while in my internship."
"______ has been the most professional and experienced intern to ever work with our marketing team. She functioned as a full staff member, completing story assignments, assisting with critical elements of event planning, and adjusting her schedule when needed to ensure that she was on hand for critical department projects. …She has written more articles that needed less editing than any intern before her."
— Jacksonville Non-Profit Organization
"_________ is not only a good reporter and writer, he has an amazing drive and work ethic. It was nearly impossible to keep him as busy as he wanted to be. _____ was so impressive this semester that I offered him the only paid summer internship in Metro. He beat out 300 or so students from across the country, including from the top journalism schools and Ivy League institutions."
— Major Market Daily Newspaper
"______ took on more and more as the internship progressed and delivered on each and every task. "…"I completed communications internships with a private communications firm in Boston, a non-profit museum (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), and a political public relations firm… —and I can say with absolute certainty that ______ outworked what I did in each of those internships this semester!"
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