PRSSA Kent State University
While interning at ShurTech Brands, LLC, a marketing and manufacturing company for do-it-yourself products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter's Mate Green®, and Shurtape® brands, I’ve learned that the size of your success greatly depends on your love and enthusiasm for your job.
Joining the ShurTech marketing/communications family not only taught me key skills in my future public relations career, but also how to balance work and fun. Aside from the many company inside jokes, intern lunches and bowling outings, I participated in important meetings, media training and large-scale projects for the company too.
My objective at the beginning of the summer was to come away from this internship with a better grasp on how to work with the media from a public relations perspective. I was given the opportunity to write news releases for Duck® brand’s many new products, pitch stories to various trade publications using CisionPoint, contribute posts to the company blog and even accompany my team for Duck Tape®’s segment on Channel 3 Cleveland’s “Live on Lakeside.” Because of these projects, I have much more confidence in my writing and media relations skills.
Thanks to my internship, I feel ready to finish my last year of college and begin applying for jobs. I not only learned critical writing skills, but I practiced how to be a professional. This summer has given me the chance to hone in on my future career path all while improving my portfolio.
The greatest advice I can give from one intern to another is to always ask questions. Even if you think you know something, a professional can give you a fresh look at something you can’t get inside the classroom. Some of the greatest lessons I learned during my internship came from asking questions I thought I knew the answer to.
I can’t wait to take what I have learned with me into my last year as a college student and am so thankful for everyone at ShurTech who has prepared me for the “real world.”
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