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TRINITY JUNIOR ADDS ZEST TO MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE

Summertime in Chicago is known for its great festivals and lakefront activities, and Trinity junior Jocelyn Black is involved in bringing another season of fun to the Windy City.

The business communications major landed an internship in the Mayor's Office of Special Events for the summer. She works in Chicago's City Hall planning, coordinating, and publicizing annual events like the Blues Fest, Air & Water Show, and Taste of Chicago.

"I'm extremely busy, but it's going very well," said Black, a native of Chicago. "This is an excellent opportunity for me to learn how the media works in the real world and apply what I have learned at Trinity."

The public relations intern is primarily responsible for contacting media personnel and writing press releases, and works on site for most of the events that the city sponsors. She received the good news of her hiring on her birthday this spring. The experience has met her expectations up to this point.

"I've seen that professionals have room to grow in their fields because no one is perfect," Black noted. "Getting accustomed to the 'cubicle culture' has been interesting, but it's all part of the business. I wouldn't mind working full-time in this capacity, so I want to soak up as much as I can."

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