Experience, experience, experience. My parents and professors emphasized this to give my future the necessary boost. In my internship at The National Constitution Center in the Marketing Department, I felt privileged to be a part of a team committed to completing a project which would benefit society as a whole. To promote the Bruce Springsteen exhibit, I posted on social media, completed research tasks, and reached out to other local organizations. For the Prohibition exhibit (see picture) I researched prohibition-era bars still in existence in New Jersey, New York City, and Baltimore. I also participated in the weekly exhibit launch meetings with representatives of each department. I learned how to be more professional in communication and in self-presentation. I took my strengthened social media skills to improve The Waltonian’s use of social media as the Managing Editor of Eastern’s student-run newspaper. My position on the newspaper staff is teaching me leadership and management skills, while also polishing my layout design and writing abilities.

- Melissa Schoonmaker, Marketing Department, National Constitution Center