By: Lauren Brady, KAB Intern
With the first half of my junior year at the University of Akron coming to an end, I knew it was time to start searching for my first internship. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to begin my experience in the world of Communication and Public Relations here, at Keep Akron Beautiful.
My name is Lauren. I’m currently a junior at the University of Akron majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, my minor is Creative Writing, and I’m a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. I’ve lived in the Akron/Cuyahoga Falls area my whole life, so to be given an opportunity to work with such a community oriented organization is very exciting for me. Like many, I am also very interested in recycling and sustaining a healthy environment. In a personal effort to help live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, I recently decided to become a vegetarian! I’m excited to be a part of Keep Akron Beautiful’s mission to keep the community looking good and also helping the environment.
So far, during my time at KAB, I have had the opportunity to meet with Janet Zwisler and Allison McPeak from River Valley Paper Company to discuss future plans for America Recycles Day and the Recycle Bowl Competition, as well as participate in the Community Appearance Index by helping determine the overall appearance of the City of Akron by rating the litter in all ten wards of the city.
I’m very excited to begin, what will be, a very busy summer and fall interning here at KAB!