Nicole Verrill: Internship


Nicole Verrill
Internship: UMD Alumni Association

What is your major?

I am a double major in Marketing and Communication.

Where was your internship placement? (What is the purpose of the organization?)

I am currently a spring communication intern for the UMD Alumni Association. The UMD Alumni Association’s main objective is engaging, connecting, and celebrating alumni and friends of UMD.

What did your general duties involve?

My general duties include managing social networking sites such as twitter, linked in, facebook, and the UMD Alumni webpage. I assist in the planning and the organization of Alumni events related to UMD athletics, young alumni, and UMD connections to the Duluth community.

What was your most memorable experience?

I have many great memories while interning at the UMD Alumni Association. The overall experience was wonderful and welcoming. The best part was being able to offer events to connect alumni and friends of UMD and serving as an integral part of the University Relations system.

Has your internship influenced your career path?

My ultimate job aspiration is to own a marketing consulting firm. Through working with the UMD Alumni Association I have gained the opportunity to see what it is like to operate and direct many different objectives through multiple offices and people. This opportunity has shown me how to effectively manage an organizations needs in an optimistic teamwork and goal oriented setting.