Kamala Sweeney, of Canal Winchester, recently completed an internship with the Ohio State Fair and Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.
During her internship, Sweeney used her communication skills to give tours of the Ohio State Fairgrounds, represent different displays and interact with fairgoers. She also had the opportunity to present awards and announce livestock shows and other special events.
“Our students use their internship experiences to hone their communications skills, network with potential employers, and develop confidence in their abilities,” said Dr. Annie Specht, program manager and associate professor for agricultural communication. “These internships are more than just line items on a resume – they are opportunities for students to prepare themselves for the next phase of their professional lives.”
Sweeney returned to Columbus in August, where she is completing a degree in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University.
The agricultural communication major at Ohio State prepares students to plan, develop, and implement a communication campaign, using visual media, writing and editing. Students study crisis communication, graphic design, marketing, and journalism so they can spread the word about agriculture. To learn more about the agricultural communication major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.