Kayla Ritter, of Brookville, recently completed an internship with GC2 Ministries in San Rafael, Heredia, Costa Rica.
During her internship, Ritter used her communication skills to coordinate community events such as a women’s retreat, vacation Bible schools and sporting events. She also taught English and lead Bible studies, implementing her public speaking and leadership skills.
"Context matters," said Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor and program coordinator for community leadership. "Students can learn theory, policy, procedures, and skills in the classroom but what that looks like in practice can vary considerably. Applying what they have learned and observing people in action make internships a valuable experience that prepares students to be better employees post-graduation.”
Ritter returned to Columbus in August, where she is completing a degree in community leadership at The Ohio State University.
The community leadership major at Ohio State prepares students with the capacity to influence positive change through learning partnerships that strengthen individuals, families and communities in the broad field of agriculture and natural resources. Students have the option to specialize in community and extension education or leadership. To learn more about the community leadership major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.