Cory Veal- My internship Experience

This semester I had the pleasure of interning at two locations, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valleys’s administration office and the NPACE center. I was able to experience the world of public relations at a non profit organization and the world of media production at the NPACE center.

At the NPACE center I was able to place myself back into media productions. I have always had a passion for television production and to have been placed to work in the NPACE center I was able to increase that passion.  I was constantly around equipment and media related conversations. I also updated myself with the recent Final Cut Pro X, In design and adobe Photoshop.

One major task I had in the NPACE center was being on hand for the need of on-air written material. I was able to be apart of the NPACE centers grand launch by writing several PSAs that aired that day. I was also on hand for the day’s activities as well. I then wrote intros/ outros for the Artbeat radio event and even more PSAs focusing on specific events taking place during Artbeat 2013.

Over at the Boys & Girls Clubs, I expressed my passion for writing once again with assisting with Press Releases. I was able to write a couple of press releases, with one landing in the Ledger Enquirer. I am very pleased with accomplishing that task and being able to fulfill my duties at the office as well. I was also involved in helping plan the Youth of the Year Celebration at the Boys & Girls Clubs. There I was able to see the other side of PR work as far as planning an event that will not only benefit internal parties but help with the outside public’s view on the organization as well.

Both of my internships were an exciting experience and I am really appreciative of the real world experience I was able to obtain.

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Cory Veal- Archiving and website updates

This week at the Boys & Girls Club we focused on updating our website. We are in the process of installing new software and getting the project started next week. We spent the week learning about what audiences we need to market to on the websites and how to gain and keep their attention.

This is our current website that we plan to make more user friendly.

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Last Friday, I also sent out my first press release. This is very exciting and I hope it gets picked up soon from our local media outlets.

My time in the NPACE  center has been centered around Artbeat. I spent a few hours archiving footage that had been shot from the previous events. Professor Hart taught me how to archive and it was a little different for me since I was taught to archive footage from a dock as opposed a camera, which is how it is done in the NPACE center. I hope to continue to learn in the NPACE center and put my knowledge to use in my upcoming semesters.

CORY VEAL – LAUNCHES AND MUCH MORE

This week was very hectic for almost everyone in the communication department.

Many individuals, including myself were involved with the official launch of the NPACE center Thursday. The event was a huge success and it appeared everyone really enjoyed themselves.

I was on call to grab any individual needed to do an interview with Maggie and Josh. This was exciting and beneficial for me as well. As I was lining interviews up, I was also networking with several individuals waiting to learn more about the NPACE center. I really enjoyed watching the interviews take place, especially Bear O’brien’s interview where he made plenty of jokes on air.Thursday was simply a huge success and I’m sure Dr.Gibson and the rest of the faculty was more than proud.

As for my internship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley, I have been dished even more tasks. As I will continue to work on the Youth of the Year Event, I will also assist this semesters Group Communication project. I will be on hand for any help they need to get their project going and to assist the Clubs in any way.

 

Cory Veal – Crunch time!

Time is ticking at both my internships as due dates are getting closer and closer.

This week at the NPACE center, I spent the majority of my time working on PSA’s. As many of you know, the NPACE center will be launching is this upcoming Thursday. I put in a lot of effort this week trying to push out as many PSA’s as I could. By the end of the week, I completed a total of five PSA’s not to mention the few I wrote the previous week.

I am more than excited to see what takes place with the launch of the NPACE center Thursday as well as hearing all of the PSA’s that we have been working on. I know the launch will be a proud moment for many of the communication departments students.

This week ,I started the process of learning the new version of Adobe Photoshop, which was very difficult for me. I hope to grasp the concepts of the software soon, as I will need to learn the basics for both of my internships.

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The Boys & Girls Club has also been in full swing this week. I assisted the club with their submission packets to The United Way fund. I edited several documents to make sure they were grammatically correct and sufficient for submission. I also worked on my first official press release this week.

I was given the task of writing two press releases for the club. One press release is for the Youth  of the Year and the other is for their annual “It Just Takes One” campaign. I started on the annual fundraiser’s press release this week and will be wrapping it up next week. I’ve completed many press releases in a classroom, but to be given the opportunity to have one submitted to the Ledger Enquirer is beyond exciting for me.

I am really looking forward to next week and the launch of the NPACE center and the submission of my first press release!

Cory Veal – It’s just the beginning

This is the end of my second week at both my internships,  and boy has it been an exciting week.

This week at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley I was officially assigned the task of helping with the preparation of the Youth of the Year Ceremony. As an alumni, I know how important this is and what all goes into being selected and being a part of the event, so this is beyond exciting for me.

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The Youth of the Year is a large event  that takes place each annually. Local clubs select children between the ages of 14-18 to be the youth of the year. Once selected they are entered in the state competition. If the child wins the state competition they will receive a $1,000 scholarship and then participate in the regional competition. Then five regional winners will be selected and win a $10,000 scholarship, and then compete at the national level. Once the national winner is selected they will win an additional $50,000 and be installed by the president. So as you can see, this is a lot of money to win for scholarships and is an important event to the organization. Therefore, I feel lucky to be a part of the team coordinating Columbus’ Youth of the Year Ceremony this year!

As for the NPACE center, I had a very exciting week as well. Coming from a television background I don’t know much about radio, but I was thrown into the fire. This week I had to interview Jim Martin from PMB Broadcasting and it was a true pleasure. He was very easy going and gave us a lot of good material for the NPACE center launch.

I also worked along Zach Jamieson, who was very helpful in assisting me with my first radio interview and I really enjoyed myself.  He showed me around the station and introduced me to all the radio personalities. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, so it made things run much smoother than I thought.

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So, I had a pretty exciting week and I can’t wait til more exciting things are thrown my way!             .