Interning at the United Way. Pictured: Heidi Paluk '93, VP of External Affairs for United Way of Central Massachusetts; G’01; Jim Hayes ‘85, VP of Finance and Operation for United Way of Central Massachusetts; Megan Coughlin.
Name: Megan Coughlin
Hometown: South Windsor, CT
Major: Organizational Communication
Internship Sponsor: United Way of Central Massachusetts
I work with the VP of External Affairs; my tasks include: conducting employee interviews, writing articles on volunteer programs, assisting in event preparation and helping other departments with various tasks when needed.
While interning at the United Way of Central Massachusetts, I have gained valuable experience in interpersonal communication skills that are critical in the workplace. I have also had the opportunity to work on my business writing and gain valuable critiques that have improved my writing skills.
My greatest accomplishment is my published articles on the United Way website. While there was a writing and editing process involved, it is rewarding to see that I created and published material on the site. Knowing that the public has access to my work has been gratifying.
I have had the pleasure of working with Assumption alumni who are inspiring individuals and have only great things to say about professional life after graduation! I work directly with the Heidi Paluk, U‘93; G’01, VP of External Affairs. Seeing her dedication and success at the United Way is very encouraging. Hearing stories about her days here at Assumption is always fun too!
Interning with the United Way has really given me a glimpse into the real working world and has opened my eyes to what I’d like my professional future to look like.
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