The Life of an Intern: Meet Grace

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An “intern-view” with Grace Gerass, Quinlan’s new intern for the summer.

What school do you go to and what year are you?

I am going in to my senior year at Fredonia.

What is your major?

I am majoring in public relations with minors in business administration and leadership studies.

What do you enjoy most about your major/chosen career path?

I am lucky to attend a school with a strong alumni connection and a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. My professors, supervisors, and fellow classmates/alumni are always supportive and available for help and advice. I love that this sense of community and networking is extended across the field.

How did you find out about Quinlan & Company?

Fredonia has a great alumni connection. My current boss, Ben, is a Fredonia alum and visited Fredonia to speak to a group of students. While he was there, he spoke with Mike Barone, the Director of Public Relations at Fredonia, about an intern for the summer. I was interning with Mike at the time and he recommended I apply for the position. It was a great fit!

What department are you interning with and who is your boss?

I am interning in the digital department as a digital content coordinator. My boss is Ben Kirst.

What do you hope to learn in the future while working at Quinlan?

I hope to learn how to manage my time effectively in order to balance work for multiple clients.

Other Favorites:

Movie? Any of the Harry Potter movies. I started reading the series in second grade and have been hooked ever since.
Hobby? Reading, although I do not do it nearly enough!
Spot to travel? New York City
Interesting Fact? I am currently the president of the Public Relations Student Society of America at Fredonia.

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