Internships with Ansley

Segment #7 from The University of Memphis


It’s time to meet Ansley, a Senior majoring in Communication with a minor in Marketing, hailing from Atoka, Tennessee. Growing up and expanding your network in school can help earn leadership opportunities and land internships. Investing time into those opportunities as a student will lead to a successful career. Let’s hear more from Ansley right now. Take it away.

– Thanks, Alex. Hi, everyone. When choosing a college that was best for me, I knew I wanted to go somewhere that had the resources to help me tn my future career. I’ve had the opportunity to serve as the Student Body President, which has helped me put my communication courses into action. Being involved has been the highlight of my time at the University of Memphis because it has helped me build my network. As a Freshman, I joined the Student Government Association so I could make friends during the pandemic. Little did I know I would be the President my Senior year. I also joined Greek Life and many other on-campus organizations to help expand my network, like Alpha Gamma Delta, Order of Omega, Tigers for St. Jude Executive Board, Lambda Pi Eta, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Being a student leader helped me develop the communication and leadership skills needed for my career. I was fortunate to score an internship as a Communications Intern at International Paper. My communication courses and student leadership experience helped prepare me to work in a corporate atmosphere. As Student Body President, I aim to increase accessibility to campus resources, like supporting students who may not have a professional headshot. My administration brought the Iris booth to campus, which provides free headshots for students to kickstart their career. The University of Memphis Career Services has an amazing resume workshop that helped me perfect my resume. A college education is more than learning skills for a job. It’s also learning to balance multiple responsibilities and communicate the skills that have prepared you for your career. The U of M invests in their students and wants to see them excel in their career. Back to you, Alex.

– Wow, Ansley. It sounds like you’ve done a fantastic job as Student Body President. Thank you for sharing more about the benefits of student involvement and how that combination of coursework and student leadership can better prepare you for work post-grad. Thanks again.

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