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February 19, 2014

Patrick Giroux: Office of Student Affairs, Assumption College
Interning with the Office of Student Affairs at Assumption College.

Interning with the Office of Student Affairs at Assumption College.

 

Name: Patrick Giroux

Home Town: Wilmington, MA

Major: Organizational Communication

Minor: Writing

Internship Sponsor: Office of Student Affairs, Assumption College

 

As the Brand Communication and Marketing Intern, my primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve on an ad-hoc committee with students, faculty, and staff to promote an understanding and awareness about the Assumption history and identity
  • Work with a graphic design intern to create promotional materials and creative ways to advertise the history and identity of the College
  • Research ways to engage students in understanding the five guiding principles of the College
  • Meet weekly with the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Student Affairs to monitor progress and discuss creative strategies

 

Blog Entry:

Assumption College’s Office of Student Affairs provides students with the opportunity to participate in a high quality co-curricular life that supports Assumption’s academic mission. This office oversees many departments on campus, including: The Office of Student Activities, Athletics, Residential Life, Community Volunteer Services, as well as Student Conduct.

 

I have the unique opportunity to create a new approach to promote the five principles of student engagement to current and prospective students. These five principles are: Community, Contemplation, Longing for God, Mission to Serve, and Vocation.

 

Through this internship, I am utilizing my marketing, organization, and leadership skills. I am one of the few students that get to serve on this committee and take part of this unique internship. I was given a strategic assignment, and it is up to me to be proactive and create strategies and solutions to generate student awareness and engagement for the brand.

 

The graphic design intern and I collaborate ideas and share an office space to make our ideas a reality. I am responsible to reaching out to various academic and student affair offices to gauge a sense of how they utilize the student engagement principles on a daily basis. This valuable experience is helping me become more independent, and perfect my organizational and communication skills.

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