This summer, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations is excited to have several UGA students on board as interns on its communications team. Throughout the summer, these students will gain valuable experience in the world of communications, applying skills learned in their classes to real world situations, like public relations, digital marketing and video production. Without further ado, meet this summer’s communications interns!
Deja White ’17 wants to live in a world where positive stories supersede the negative ones. As a senior mass media arts major and theatre minor, she’s learning how to craft these stories. In the future, she hopes to work behind the scenes and produce life-changing films and television shows. When she’s not crafting stories, you can find her going on fun adventures. Her latest adventure — attending the 2016 Cannes Film Festival— allowed her to be surrounded by intriguing stories, experience a new city, and learn firsthand what it takes to be successful in the industry. Click here to learn more about Deja’s Cannes study abroad adventure.
Emily Middleton ’18 is a third-year student pursuing a journalism degree with an emphasis on digital and broadcast journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is originally from Cumming, Georgia. Emily is an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and is president of the DiGamma Kappa Chapter at UGA. DGK is the nation’s oldest broadcast society still in existence today. In addition to her internship with UGA, Emily also interns with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. She hosts and produces a radio show at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta for the hospital patients and their families. Emily loves to travel and has spent the previous two summers in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest building a school and teaching children English. Emily is passionate about improving other people’s lives and knows her degree from UGA will help her achieve this goal.
Meagan Alford ’17 is a mass media arts major in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Hailing from the tiny town of Pavo, Georgia, the Classic City was initially a big change from the corn fields and dirt roads that Meagan grew up with, but it’s become her home away from home. After graduation, Meagan hopes to obtain a job in the entertainment industry for film or television. Outside of the classroom, she plays the piccolo for the Redcoat Marching Band. Meagan looks forward to gaining hands-on experience with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations this summer.
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