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Learning to Trust Your Abilities

Dylan Radford is a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University, studying Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. He plans to graduate in December of 2016. He is one of two Marketing & Public Relations interns at the Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America.

I can’t begin to tell you the number of times that I’ve heard, “Take your student status as an opportunity to gain informational interviews, talk to professionals in the workforce and even shadow employers in their work environment. It won’t be as easy once you lose that status.”

I’m currently more than halfway through my summer internship with one semester left of college. The amount of advice that I’ve received from a number of people in the office here at the Crossroads of America Council (CAC), Boy Scouts of America can sometimes be repetitive, but also rewarding in its own way. Sitting down …

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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.

The …

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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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Ashley Shuler: 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.

Ashley Shuler is a sophomore at Franklin College majoring in multimedia journalism & public relations and minoring in leadership. She completed an internship with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (TCM) last summer.

Indiana INTERNnet: You were the youngest person to take on the Public Relations Internship with TCM. Why were you looking for that challenge?

Ashley Shuler: When I got my public relations internship at the museum, I had only taken one public relations course in school. When I came back last fall, I realized my experience at the museum pushed me to be a step ahead from my classmates as a writer and as a professional. Because Franklin College has …

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Just Give It Time

Entry by Brittney Horn, Membership Intern, Greater Lafayette Commerce

When I was younger, I went through phases where I would change my mind about what career I wanted.  I had dreams of becoming a hair stylist, chef, nurse, teacher – you name it, I wanted to be it.  However, once I got to college, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do.

I went with the “undecided” route during my first semester of college to try to figure out what the heck I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  I first decided to try out interior design, mainly because I liked the idea of being able to decorate my own house for free.  Once enrolled in one interior design class, I realized that this was not for me.  Not knowing what direction to take, I began to feel overwhelmed. How was I supposed to figure out …

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