At the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Name: Amanda Brax
Hometown: Waterford, Connecticut
Major: Organizational Communication
Expected Year of Graduation: Spring 2010
Internship Sponsor: Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
My internship supervisor is the Marketing and Communication Director. My responsibilities: include writing press releases for Chamber events, maintaining the website, writing and editing stories for the website and newsletter, and creating and maintaining social networking sites.
I was undecided about my college major. I liked a little part of many subjects, but was missing a passion. I always admired others who had a passion, whether it be a sport or art, but I could never find my own – that is, until I took my first business class, Principles of Marketing. My eyes widened as I learned more about the business environment and found my passion. I soon declared my major in Organizational Communication and began taking more business classes.
Now as a senior and an intern for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, I am able to bring my passion to life. At the Chamber, I have used the lessons I learned in marketing to create a Facebook page for the Chamber. When I created the page I had to think about my target market and message.
I decided the first message for the Facebook page should be to notify business professionals about the New England Business Expo, the Chamber’s biggest event of the year. In order to start generating interest, I started a countdown to the event and also posted a video of the president of the Chamber explaining the benefits of attending the Expo.
The Assumption College Business Program gave me the skills to represent the Chamber of Commerce and the confidence to succeed in the business world.