Working in public relations out in the workforce always brings a new project every day. Senior Sheyenne Manning from Winterset, Iowa has been able to experience a changing work environment everyday. She is a multimedia journalism major with a management minor interning with Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA). IowaCASA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors.
As the social media and communications intern, Manning is in charge of the public relations work, planning, writing and creating promotional materials. She is currently writing a special edition newsletter about why stand alone agencies are more beneficial. As a non-profit organization, IowaCASA relies a lot on donations from corporations and private donors. Manning is creating a development plan to assist with fundraising efforts.This year marks a big year for IowaCASA because they had their 30th anniversary event with all sister organizations. Manning was in charge of development promotional fliers for this event.
As a senior at Simpson College, Manning has been able to apply skills learned through a variety of courses and student media work. She has been able to do research and move forward with the learning curve of the internship. An important take away from Simpson College student media is the ability to report and interview for the purpose of a story. These skills have made her more comfortable with making cold calls and talking on the phone. Manning says about her studies at Simpson, “I have become comfortable with my writing due to my major and what I have learned.”
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