Kasey Cross

My last week was a half week. I got the final paper product of November’s “Lifelines” and it turned out great. I also created the November patient newsletter in Publisher, and that came out beautiful too. I love my work at Columbus Regional, and I really feel like I belong there.

I calculated my hours worked overall, and it turns out that on Tuesday I clocked 150. Which means my internship is over. I emailed Joel the spreadsheet, and told him this Tuesday would be my last day.

Soon we’ll see if it’s my last day as an intern, or my last day ever.

Keeli Waugh

I have continued to do emails for the data base. This past week Patricia, another intern, went through some marketing strategies with me. We will be creating tentative presages for organizations and schools. She went over how to communicate between theaters and the organizations as a middle man and how to keep up with all the information we receive.

Kasey Cross

Last week and the week before were extremely stressful, and I still cannot thank the good Lord enough that they are finally over.

While I am still waiting to hear about the final decision on the writer/editor position, I have been given the lovely task of doing this full time job over the course of the two days a week I spend there. As part of my internship. Taking 40 hours of work and condensing them into 10 is quite possibly my worst nightmare. But I’m getting it done, and hopefully it all works out in my favor.

We presented Leader2Leader last week. This is a monthly presentation where one selected department head and his team present to the rest of the department heads what it is they do around the hospital. At first, I was only supposed to present the CSU/CRH aspect of it, but since I’m now doing the writer/editor job as well I was given 24 hours to prepare for that chunk of the presentation as well. Needless to say, I was terrified, but I nailed it. Totally nailed it. The presentation was completely awesome.

I sent in all of our submissions for monthly publications, and now its time to sit back, relax, and patiently wait.

Madison Ullman

Senior Internship

Blog #9

This week I met with a lot of agents. I had agents I met for a web audit send me a link to their current listings on Navica, so I no longer have to wait for them to send me listings. Instead, I can go through and post about their current listings on my schedule. I have developed a system where I choose the properties that have been on the market the longest, and I create posts for those homes first. When I am getting ready to create a post, I email the agent and ask for pictures and any information they want me to include in the post. I then save the post I create in their drafts, so the agent can edit or tag anyone they want. I also met with a few agents who I have already been posting on a regular basis. For these meetings, I discussed with them the importance of personalized Facebook posts. I can post listings or some recipes, but at the end of the day it is their business page, and they need to be visibly active on it. This next week is Thanksgiving, so it’ll be interesting to see how active the agents can be online during the Holidays. This will be a great time to introduce, and teach, scheduled Facebook posts, so agents can enjoy time with their family while continuing to post 3-5 times a week.

Madison Ullman

Blog #8

This week was similar to last week. I met with a few agents to discuss their needs. I have continued posting for some of the agents. I have noticed that it is hard to reel some of these agents in.  I have one guy I have been posting for that I emailed this week. I told him I had finished creating Facebook posts for his current listings and that, unless he had new listings or reduced prices, he would need to focus on the more personalized Facebook posts. He told me to do these personalized Facebook posts and to think pretend I was in charge of marketing. While it is our job to help agents market themselves online, we are supposed to be teaching them, not doing it for them. Hopefully, when I explain this to him, he will change his way of thinking in regards to this program. This next week I hope to establish more boundaries with the agents and better define what we can and cannot do in this program.

Kasey Cross

This week has marked another week of work for my First Friday Hero project. First Friday Hero is unique in that, even though its only a “one post per month” kind of thing, it takes a few weeks of work before it is ready to run. Next Thursday I’ll have another committee meeting, and the process will start all over again.

Our meeting for November ran into a couple of bumps along the way, as two EMTs were nominated but I could only get in touch with one of them. Fortunately, the one I could get in touch with told the other EMT and they both showed up to get their picture taken.

This week I’ll write the copy, and on Friday post the photo on Facebook. Then we’re off again for December — my last #FFH post as a Columbus Regional Health intern.

Keona Swindler

This week with the Ferst Foundation was similar to the past weeks. We had our community action team, which introduced new members with the organization. The website was updated with the new additions to the team.

We initially planned a social media campaign to promote our organization and to direct donations. I was very excited to begin the campaign. I had ideas like creating ads highlighting our mission. Each ad would be done every week leading up to #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick start the holiday giving season. We ran into a difficult due to the organization not having a 501c; however, the main organization does. After talking to headquarters, we weren’t able to organize the campaign because the low reception in the past. We postponing the social media campaign to the end of the year in order to coincide with our end of year appeal.

Madison Ullman

This week was the first week we were really on our own. Paul was out of town all week, so it was up to Andrea and I to stay in contact with agents and take initiative for meetings and Facebook postings. I met with a few agents this week. I fixed some more bios, used Photoshop to put the Coldwell Banker logo on Facebook cover photos, and clean up smaller details on some of the agents Facebook pages. I also began posting listings for some of the agents three times a week. This next week I am hoping to create a more defined schedule of how to reach out to agents for new listings and anything they need posted on Facebook, as well as to agents who would like to have their web audits done.

Kasey Cross

Last week began the countdown of one of my coworker’s final two weeks. On Tuesday we took a lunch to Nonic to honor Raigan’s time with the CRH Marketing department, and to celebrate the journey she is embarking on with CRH’s Foundation.

This, coincidentally, leaves a spot open for me to fill in marketing. I’m still mulling that one over.

I also got to meet with our representatives from Lewis Communications. Lewis does a lot of the graphics and sponsored ads for Columbus Regional. The two reps came to give us a presentation about how we would be marketing and handling PR for the next year, essentially. We now have a bare bones layout of what the next few months (at least) will look like.

Next week I’ll put the finishing touches on another First Friday Hero project, though thankfully this one isn’t as hefty as #HurricaneHeroes.