Spring Internship Review
Written by Malik Watson, Marketing Intern from Emmanuel College
To many, spring marks the beginning for clear rays of sun, newly risen flowers, spring break, and spring-time love. To college students, it means a short time before school is out. In spring, college students are bombarded with final exams, papers, and projects. Seniors experience more of all of this and on a whole new scale as they are getting prepared for the real world and the job market. Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA) requires seniors in communication to take internships before graduation to help them transition into the career field. We interviewed three seniors from Emmanuel College about this experience. These seniors, Claire Estrada, Malik Watson, and Nate Burton, interned at Shepherds Hill Academy (Martin, GA). We asked them about their experience on the campus of Shepherds Hill Academy and their favorite aspects of the school.
Claire Estrada: Organizational Communication Major
Claire Estrada was born in Atlanta, GA, and raised in Lavonia, GA. She graduated from Franklin County High School in 2014 with honors. To further her opportunities, she decided to attend Emmanuel College based on the school’s affordable tuition. The college was a good fit because it had one of the majors she wanted, Organizational Communication. The professors, classes, and close location to her home kept her at the school.
Claire likes the mission of Shepherds Hill Academy. While on the internship, she gained writing skills, research skills, interviewing skills, and interpersonal skills. She is grateful for the flexibility offered for the internship by Lane Taylor, the Director of Marketing at Shepherds Hill. She also likes how Shepherds Hill Academy is committed to their students’ success. From the experience, she would recommend a marketing internship at Shepherds Hill Academy to other students.
Malik Watson: Digital Media Production Major
Malik Watson was born in DeKalb County, GA, and raised in Covington, GA, for most of his childhood. He graduated from Eastside High School. After graduation, Malik chose Emmanuel College based on the small campus size that allowed him to get to know his professors and fellow students. His first major was Business Administration, but he switched to Digital Media Production after one semester. The new major allowed him to be more creative.
During last summer, Malik wanted to get a head start on an internship. He remembered a school email advertising that Shepherds Hill Academy was searching for interns. He jumped at the opportunity and interned at the academy from the beginning of his senior year. While there, he learned about podcasting, social media, and press releases. He is grateful for the school’s ability to work around his hours and offer immediate feedback. For anyone looking to intern at Shepherds Hill Academy, he recommends contacting them as soon as possible.
Nate Burton: Digital Media Production/Graphic Design Major
Nate Burton was born in Radford, VA, and graduated from Radford High School. He was raised in a Christian home and was brought up in church. He knew right from wrong, but as he got older, he began to go through a lot of tests in his personal life. Now that he is about to graduate from college, he can see that God has been moving and planning this whole time. His major is Digital Media Productions and Graphic Design.
When choosing an internship, Nate wanted to be involved at a place that had a Christian atmosphere and where he would be challenged every day. While at Shepherds Hill Academy, he has been able to sharpen his Graphic Design skills as well as work on his photography. He enjoys the campus’s location which gives him peaceful serenity. He also likes the animals around campus because he enjoys being able to walk up and pet them. Nate recommends this school and internship to other students and considers it a good experience.