Carley Coppler, of Carey, recently completed an internship with the National FFA Foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana.
During her internship, Coppler used her communication skills to engage donors and also interviewed potential individuals to be featured in various publications. In addition to improving her communication skills, Coppler also conducted research and data analysis to strategize ways to engage prospective sponsors.
“Our students use their internship experience 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.”
Coppler 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.