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
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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