Our brand journalism team loves helping young PR pros advance in their career. This semester, our internship program hosts two awesome interns from The Ohio State University! Today we're featuring Janelle Aden, a junior at OSU. We're so excited to have her on our team for this spring semester! Get to know Janelle in her first MediaSource blog.
The following blog is written by Janelle Aden, Media Relations Intern
My Internship with MediaSource was Nothing but Fate
Growing up in Ohio, I have always been surrounded by Ohio State everything. When I was admitted to the university, I knew that it was the place for me. The pressure was on to find my passion and what would be my motivation for the next four years. Fortunately, I had amazing mentors that all had one thing in common: public relations.
I am living proof that trial and error is a wonderful thing. I initially declared the Public Affairs major, but I quickly discovered that this was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I am ardently driven by passion and doing what truly brings happiness. After exploring other options, I switched to Communications and I have never looked back.
Entering my junior year of college, I had no idea what would be in store. When I wasn’t checking out the latest news or social media trends, cooking up delicious Pinterest recipes or jamming to vintage disco music, I was actively searched for internships and job opportunities that would give me amazing experience. When I saw that MediaSource was seeking a Media Relations intern, I immediately had pleasant flashbacks of my first interaction with the company.
At a regional conference for PRSSA, I had the chance to hear many great speakers, but one stood out in particular– Lisa Arledge Powell, founder and president of MediaSource. Her presentation was the only one I remembered from that day, because she was so passionate and knowledgeable. My passion was healthcare PR, and the opportunity could not have been more perfect.
I feel so incredibly fortunate that the wonderful MediaSource staff saw potential in me and selected me to be a Media Relations intern for Spring 2015. I know that the experience and knowledge in this internship is incomparable, and will propel me into the public relations career of my dreams. I have already learned so much, and I am ecstatic to see what MediaSource has in store for me in the future!
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.