Savannah Norton, 2016
I am currently a communications intern at K12, Inc. I plan and write blog posts for their corporate blog, along with sharing news hits about K12-powered students and teachers to the company’s social media websites. I am gaining great experience with writing, social media, and public relations.
What do you like about it?
I absolutely love to write. Every day I get to interview students and teachers about their passions and education, and turn their narratives into a story for others to read. I now have more than 30 published pieces to add to my writing portfolio. I am grateful for such an experience to further my corporate communications skills and writing practice.
How did your degree in the college prepare you to do this work?
I am grateful for my wonderful teachers, classes, and clubs I was involved with at George Mason University. The Office of Student Media was my second home. I wrote for Freshman Focus my freshman year, was lifestyle editor for the student media, Fourth Estate, for three years, and had amazing opportunities to go on field trips with the Society of Professional Journalists organization on campus to news stations and publishers. A fellow Mason student also helped me get my first internship at FOX News in Washington, D.C. , where I was able to get hands-on experience in a newsroom. All of these opportunities and job experiences have given me the confidence and skills to get to where I am now and excel in my future career in the world of media!
What advice would you give current students about developing their careers?
My advice for students just starting out in their careers is to never miss an opportunity to better yourself. Say yes to new experiences, clubs, and classes that you might not normally participate in. Do as many internships throughout your college career as you can because you can never have enough experience on your resume.