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Otterbein Comm students gain several paid, key Columbus internships

Otterbein Comm students gain several paid, key Columbus internships

By: Lauren Heberling ’19

The Otterbein Department of Communication is successfully preparing students for the professional world as 15 public relations and health communication students have secured key paid internships for the summer and beyond.

The experience acquired during an internship is crucial in the communication field. It’s an opportunity for students to put what they learn in class to tangible use. It’s no surprise that students have been researching, applying and interviewing for internship positions all throughout Columbus, in consultation with their public relations and health communication instructors and with the Center for Career and Professional Development.

Otterbein has proved to cultivate well-rounded and technically prepared communication students and has built a reputation for itself in numerous companies around Columbus.

Emily Dawson, a junior public relations and health communication major, is one of four Cardinals from the Department of Communication hired at OhioHealth.

“It has really been my dream to work for such a great company and do something I’m really passionate about,” Dawson said.

Communication students will intern with a wide range of companies and organizations to assist in media relations, internal communication, social media, financial relations and event management and planning.

Marisa Glusich, junior public relations major, has accepted a paid internship with the Pickerington School District.

“I’m ready to learn more about school district public relations, as well as the work-place environment,” Glusich says. 

Successful communication students and their new internships include:

Addie Nossaman (OhioHealth)
Haylie Schmoll (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
Marisa Glusich (Pickerington Schools)
Adeline Almedinger (OhioHealth)
Meagan Van Stone (Susan G. Komen Foundation)
Brian Hammel (Huntington Bank)
Emily Dawson (OhioHealth)
Lauren Heberling (Columbus Children’s Theatre)
Josh Plichta (State of Ohio)
Karly Durco (Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cap4Kids)
Alex Schaffer (Lifeline of Ohio)
Sara Anloague (OhioHealth)
Michaela Hermes (Malcolm Jenkins Foundation)
Lindsey Jones (Otterbein Office of Marketing and Communications)  
Jenese Wallace (Nationwide Insurance) 


Learn more about Otterbein’s Department of Communication.