Sunday Spotlight: 2015 LLA Advancement & Communications Interns

Meet the 2015 Lakeside Leadership Academy Advancement & Communications Interns, Rena Arter, Alyssa Jones & Josh Hilgenberg:

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Name Rena Arter
Position
Advancement & Communications Intern
School
Lorain County Community College
Major/Minor
Entrepreneurship and Hospitality/ no minor
Hometown
Norwalk, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside? I’m from the Sandusky area, so I’ve known about Lakeside. I’ve visited with my church’s youth group about 10 years ago and I had a wonderful time and experience here at Lakeside.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I’m looking forward to meeting new people, learning many new skills, and working in such a beautiful place. I am also looking forward to being a part of this wonderful community and helping it strive to grow.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to gain knowledge about Lakeside and its heritage, as well as many skills in the advancement and communications area.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? One goal I hope to achieve is to improve on my writing skills by writing for the Lakesider and the blogs.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? During my free time, I love to exercise, specifically yoga. Hanging out with friends and just being outdoors are always my go-to activities.

What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? My proudest moment was back in my Junior year of high school, I was a member of an organization called Business Professionals of America, where I competed in different events. I was a part of the News Broadcast Production competition, where my team and I created a news broadcast and presented it to a panel of judges. We ended up placing 1st regionally and statewide and 5th nationally in Chicago, Illinois.

What is your dream job? My dream job is simply just one that I enjoy showing up every day at, where I get along with my co-workers, and have opportunities to further myself as a professional.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I have doubled jointed arms, so when I extend my arms, they look like they’re broken.

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Name Alyssa Jones
Position
Advancement & Communications Intern
School
University of Mount Union
Major/Minor
Public Relations/Business Administration and French
Hometown
Dellroy, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside? I heard about Lakeside from previous interns and professors who loved and talked about the internship so much that I decided to apply.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I’m looking forward to making new friends and creating new memories while learning new skills to further me in my major and my personal life.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to gain new skills that will not only further me as a person, but as well as my major and be able to put the skills that I already know to use.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? One goal I hope to achieve is to try something new at every chance I get and break out of my comfort zone.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy shopping, reading, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and I love going to concerts.

What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? One of my proudest moments is being inducted in to Lambda Pi Eta because it made me see that my hard work and dedication to my major is being recognized and that it shows me that I can do anything.

What is your dream job? My dream job would be working in the entertainment industry as a publicist or public relations manager to the stars because I have always loved the idea of working in Hollywood.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. One fun fact about me is that I have been to France for 16 days, my junior year of high school.

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Name Josh Hilgenberg
Position
Advancement & Communications Intern
School
Heidelberg
Major/Minor
English and Education/ no minor
Hometown
Coshocton, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside? I came to Lakeside briefly one summer while on tour with the Cardinal Chorale. The director, Mr. Snyder, always spoke highly of Lakeside, so when an advisor for my fraternity told me about the internship I was eager to apply and learn more about it.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I am looking forward to exploring Lakeside and finding everything it has to offer, especially all the people. I love learning about new things, meeting friendly people, and finding a good place to read.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to gain some perspective as to what I want to pursue in my career path. I want to be an English teacher because it combines my passions of working with people and writing, but I am excited to see new ways of mixing these.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer? A goal I set for myself is to improve my confidence by trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? In my free time, I like to do a lot of different things, including reading or playing videogames, but I am almost always listening to music.

What is one of your proudest moments you have achieved thus far in life? One of my proudest moments is helping and tutoring a first grader from my local elementary school. It made me feel like I was giving back to my community and that I made a difference.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to be an author somewhere in Europe and write novels my entire life.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I never learned how to ride a bike because I did not want to, but hopefully that will change by the end of the summer.

 

 

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