Schelby Beach, of Forest, recently completed an internship with Hancock County Agricultural Society in Findlay, Ohio.
During her internship, Beach used her communication skills to manage the organization’s social media platforms and website. In addition to building her computer and digital marketing skills, she also improved her customer service skills, as she provided community support when needed.
“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.”
Beach 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.