Excitement, nerves and a fear of getting fired before I even got started were all things going through my mind as I arrived at MediaSource for my first day of interning. Walking through the doors an hour and a half late was not exactly the picture perfect entrance I had in mind for my first day, but mother nature and her snow storm had other plans. Thankfully, my biggest fears did not come to fruition and I was still able to hit the ground running with my internship. Growing up in Columbus my entire life I wish I could say I plan on moving somewhere warmer one day, but in reality I don’t think I would ever want to leave. This cold and snowy place feels too much like home. 

Currently, I am a senior at Ohio Dominican University and am majoring in Public Relations. Upon arriving at Ohio Dominican University I met Natalie Kompa, who is the head of the Public Relations department and my academic advisor. Professor Kompa has been such a blessing in my life, as she not only convinced me to major in PR, but has been a great teacher and mentor as well. Among other things, she played a huge role in helping me land this internship. Some people go way above and beyond to help others and without Professor Kompa who knows what I would be doing today. 

Our newest media relations intern Austin Butler.

Our newest media relations intern Austin Butler.

I am currently an assistant baseball coach at Ohio Dominican University. I used to be a player for the team, but injuries cut my career short. Luckily, I am still able to be active with the team in the best way I can. I am also involved with our on-campus business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. I have greatly enjoyed my time at Ohio Dominican and cannot believe I only have one semester left until graduation.

Today my biggest hobbies are competing in triathlons, spending time with my friends and  family, and watching movies. My lifelong goal is to compete in the ironman triathlon in Hawaii - hopefully one day I’ll be crazy enough to do it!

I love to laugh, life is too short to be serious all the time. My lifelong goal is to influence as many people as I can in a positive way. Ronald Reagan said it best, “Nobody can help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

I look forward to working with MediaSource and gaining as much real world experience as I can. 

MediaSource is a media relations and content production firm that specializes in brand journalism tactics. From news media coverage to consumer video tactics, MediaSource partners with the nation’s top hospitals and corporations to get their message to targeted audiences. MediaSource is best known for delivering brand buzz by amplifying messages across both earned media and company-owned media channels.

AuthorKevin Volz