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Internship Profile: Erin Valashinas Polishes Skills in NYC

Oct 04th, 2022

Internship Profile: Erin Valashinas Polishes Skills in NYC

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Name: Erin Valashinas

Hometown: Derry, New Hampshire

Year: Class of 2023

Major: Strategic communication with a minor in event management

Internship: Over the summer, Valashinas worked as a lifestyle public relations intern for Hunter PR on the 68th floor of the One World Trade Center in New York, New York. In her role, she worked on influencer campaigns.

How HPU helped you get there: “HPU helped me get here by providing career-focused classes and having dedicated staff throughout the entire communication department.”

Most impactful mentor at HPU: “Dr. Brianna Clark, assistant professor of event management, is my most impactful mentor. She pushes me to think in ways out of my comfort zone and is there to celebrate my successes.”

What has your internship experience been like, and how is it preparing you for your future?: “My internship was fast-paced but allowed me to take the time to develop and polish my skills from the classroom. Interacting with industry professionals and clients has truly enhanced HPU’s curriculum and would not be possible without the support from the communication department.”

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