by Morgan Looney, Communications Intern
I can’t believe my time here at Keep Akron Beautiful has come to an end. I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first day and it’s been quite the journey. I worked hard on Clean Up Akron Month, got to help organize and plan the Summit Lake cleanup and Super Saturday, helped plan both events, and was able to delve into writing projects.
Some of the most rewarding parts of my internship have been seeing exactly what KAB does for the community. I didn’t know much about the organization prior to beginning my internship and the things I have learned in my time here have been incredible. I’ve been able to gain a better understanding of the amazing work everyone here does, as well as participate myself and see how everything they do benefits the city and its people.
I’ve grown a lot throughout this internship as well with the most noticeable area of improvement being my writing skills. I’ve written numerous press releases, newsletters, and blogs and I feel like I’ve really got a solid footing with all three of these components. Along with improving my writing, I was given the chance to gain firsthand experience in other facets that will help me in my future career.
Thank you to every single member of the KAB team for welcoming me, showing me the ropes, and teaching me things I wouldn’t have learned anywhere else. You all have been instrumental in my amazing time here and have supported me through everything I’ve done. Thank you all so much!