HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2012 – Brittany Melvin, a rising senior at High Point University, is spending the summer marketing her future as a lifestyle intern at Harrison and Shriftman, a full service public relations agency in New York City.
Melvin, a strategic communication and Spanish major, is responsible for creating press releases, media lists, media clippings, weekly and monthly status reports, and press recaps. She also assists in event press preparation and client and competitor research.
“This internship has brought what I learn at school to life and has shed light on the aspects of the field that can’t be taught, but only gained from practical experience,” says Melvin. “The experience I have acquired at Harrison and Shriftman has spanned the realm of public relations and event planning, has given me a broad, in-depth understanding of the field and has given me a glimpse into a career in public relations.”
As part of her internship, Melvin has had the opportunity to work at multiple events in New York City and the Hamptons, including events hosted by the Cataluna Tourism Board and Pin Down Bladder Cancer organization, as well as an event hosted by Kleenex.
Melvin aspires to one day work in the public relations industry in the field of entertainment or sports.
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