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Positively Impacting Youth through Scouting Internship

Pete Mackin is a public relations and marketing intern with the Crossroads of America Council (CAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He plans to graduate from Butler University in August.

While I don’t have a particularly strong background in Scouting, I have worked with several youth organizations throughout high school and undergrad that made the transition to this position a little easier.

As part of my duties here at the council, I have the opportunity to assist in planning and execution of the upcoming fall recruitment of new scouts. It is very exciting to be involved in growing Scouting’s membership throughout central Indiana. Though I have only been here a little over a month, it is easy to see the positive impact Scouting can have on the lives of youth, and I hope that my efforts lead to more youth being exposed to the great lessons scouting teaches.

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Katy Robinson: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on Feb. 3, 2016, at the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

 These are their stories.

Katy Robinson is a student at Butler University studying Strategic Communications: PR & Advertising and minoring in Digital Media Productions. She plans to graduate in 2017. Learn more about her internship with the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce.

Indiana INTERNnet: You produced marketing materials for several Chamber events and initiatives. How did it feel to be given that responsibility as an intern?

Katy Robinson: The Chamber gave me a lot of freedom and independence to use my own skills, which allowed me to get creative and think outside of the box. Because of this freedom, I was able to improve my time management and communication skills. I would send …

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Sarah Pelko: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on Feb. 3, 2016, at the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Sarah Pelko is a senior at Butler University, graduating in May. She was the public relations and marketing intern with Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America last summer.

Indiana INTERNnet: We understand you had a busy first day at Crossroads of America Council.

Sarah Pelko: My first day was one of the most eye opening experiences I had. My supervisor and I went to a Reaching for Tomorrow field day event at Camp Belzer. This program brought special needs and at risk students from central Indiana counties to camp and let them explore the outdoors while having hands on activities that taught them about different subjects. I could instantly …

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The Frustration of Not Knowing

Geneva Heerschap is currently enrolled at Butler University where she is studying Marketing. In 2015, she spent a semester abroad in the Netherlands. Heerschap is the spring marketing and public relations intern at Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America. 

As person that likes to be the one who knows it all, it can be rather frustrating to come into an internship and realize you know less than you thought. The purpose of an internship is to grow and become more knowledgeable about a chosen field of interest. Facing the reality that you know less than what you thought can be hard to grasp.

For one my first projects, I had to write a press release. Once completed, I felt confident in my work, but when I got it back I realized I still had more to learn. It was a bit shocking at first since I hadn’t met this …

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Finding Yourself beyond the Classroom

If I were given the chance to be everything I wanted to before I leave this Earth?

I wouldn’t mind being on the Today Show, or perhaps Late Night with Jordan Patterson. I would want to design BMW’s next flagship sedan and also be the leading architect in designing the perfect addition to Indy’s skyline. I would write and produce music for talented artists that would win me a record number of Grammy awards. Oh, and voice acting in a Pixar film would be awesome!

One might see why the question “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” poses a challenge to a guy like me with many ambitions. I have a hunch that I am not alone. When giving campus tours at Butler University, I always ask the question to perspective students, “How many of you know what you want to do with your life?”

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