Lexie Shumaker, of Lancaster, recently completed an internship with the Ohio State Pickaway County Extension Office in Circleville, Ohio.
During her internship, Shumaker used her communication skills to assist in the development and management of several projects including “Adulting is Hard,” “Teen Cooking Matters” and “Teen Cooking Camp.” She also managed social media platforms, created content for the “Live Healthy, Live Well” blog and assited with 4-H project judging.
“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.”
Shumaker 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.