While some students were going to the beach or working at a burger joint over the summer, Nick Kight was getting real world experience through the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne.
Nick, a senior public relations major, worked with the marketing and development department writing news releases and blogs. He also created and designed e-mail newsletters and various graphic design materials. He was connected with the internship through Huntington University’s Enterprise Resource Center.
“Everything I did for Cancer Services went toward promoting their mission and raising the awareness within the community about what Cancer Services provides,” he said.
Nick said that his classroom experience helped him in his position at Cancer Services, especially his public relations class.
“(The class) taught me how to formulate and articulate an organization's message they would like to share with the public,” he said. And that’s exactly what he strived for in his internship.
An internship is a great way for students to learn about what they want to do and figure out if they are in the right field of study that fits them best.
For Nick, it taught him that he is certainly on the right track and knows exactly what he wants to do someday.
“I would like to use my public relations and communications skills to help an organization who stands for bettering the world a community. Any organization with an honorable mission is an organization I would enjoy for,” he said.