- At the Worcester Business Journal
Name: Melissa Cinar
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Internship Sponsor: Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)
As an intern in the Editorial and Marketing Departments at the Worcester Business Journal, my responsibilities include: formulating briefs about press releases, updating the calendar of events and spreadsheets, collecting data, preparing media kits for potential sponsors, and helping my supervisors with upcoming events.
The Worcester Business Journal is a friendly environment that has allowed me to apply the knowledge and skills that I have acquired at Assumption College. Working in both the Editorial Department and Marketing and Events Department has given me the chance to see what goes into a large production like the Worcester Business Journal. I have been able to watch the many steps in all of the departments that collaborate to make the paper and business events successful.
One of my first tasks at my internship was to go through recent press releases that they had received and formulate briefs that would appear in the upcoming paper. At first I was nervous, knowing that my work would be part of such a well-known newspaper. However, after receiving the first publication copy of the paper with my contributions, I felt a sense of accomplishment and that my work was valued and important. I will be able to use my experience at this internship and the networking resources that I have gained to further my career in the marketing field.