Avery Burke is a senior at Exeter Township Senior High School and is on the girls' tennis team. She is also a part of the Stage Crew and runs the sound for the plays and musicals. Avery is interning at the ETSD Administration Building in the Communications Department.
Q: Why did you choose your internship program?
A: I chose this internship because I have always gone back and forth between what I would like to do in my future. During all my college searching, applying, and visits I heard about degrees in both Communications and Public Relations. This sparked my interest because I love interacting with people, writing stories, and possibly going to new places. So when I heard about this internship opportunity I was very excited to get an idea of what a career in this field might look like.
Q: What are some of the major projects you have worked on so far?
A: So far in my internship I have gotten the opportunity to work on many different projects. I worked on updating and expanding the community service opportunities for students, writing up interviews for various staff and students in Exeter, and getting to take pictures of some of the amazing events at all the Exeter schools.
Q: What have you learned so far during your internship?
A: I have learned so much valuable information about this career path that will definitely help me in my future. One of the most important things I think that I have learned was how to find a story, contact the person or people it is about, and then how to go about creating an interesting story with pictures that most people will enjoy. I have also learned how to manage and create a website, as well as how to professionally manage and create posts for various social media sites.
Q: What has been your favorite and most challenging part of this internship?
A: I think that my favorite part of this internship is getting out and interacting with staff and students from all the schools. I also love writing up stories and interviews about different events and people in the district.
Q: What career do you hope to have one day? Is this something you have always seen yourself doing?
A: One day I hope to be working for an international company, writing and creating stories and social media posts, and hopefully traveling…a lot! This is not something that I have always seen myself doing, however traveling and writing is something that I have always wanted to do.
Q: How will this internship help you in the future?
A: I hope this internship will open many doors for me in both college and my future classes. I hope that this internship might give me a leg up on some of my other classmates and coworkers because I already know a lot of valuable information.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?
A: If you are thinking about doing the internship program, then do it! It is such a great opportunity for students to get a feel for what their future career might be like. If you are interested but not sure where you would like to intern, do not let that stop you. Mr. Ricketts has many connections and I am sure if you reach out to him you will find something that piques your interest!