• Temple PRSSA

By: Morgan Kruczek, Treasurer

Summer is the time to have your toes in the sand, ocean breeze in your hair, and not a care in the world. Those were my intentions as I ended my semester until my inbox lit up with an email from WFMZ-TV 69 News. The company offered me a spot as one of their news interns for the summer! I am interning two days a week from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The days are jam-packed with wonderful opportunities! I get to go out into the field with reporters and photographers covering different stories around the area, create packages, write voice-overs for the evening newscasts, expand my knowledge of producing a newscast, and I’m able to sit in the control room and newsroom observing the live shows. My life couldn’t get any better than this, until I received another email from another internship I applied for for a summer position. This is crazy, right?! I couldn’t believe it! I ended up accepting a second internship at ASR Media Productions in Bethlehem, PA near Steel Stacks. I work there two days a week as well. At this internship, I get to edit short segments for their shows and go out on shoots throughout the area.

These internships keep me very busy, but I am getting a great amount of hands-on experience and learning more and more every day I step into the office. If you thought handling two internships were a lot, you are sadly mistaken. On top of the internships, I also work as a server at Red Robin in Quakertown, PA on the weekends and hangout with my family and friends from home. The lack of sleep can be a lot sometimes, but I wouldn’t trade these summer experiences for the world.

After working these 12 crazy weeks, I am finishing up my summer with a family vacation to Hawaii! I am very excited! I have never been to Hawaii before and we are going for two whole weeks. We plan on hiking volcanoes, snorkeling with turtles and other fish, walking through a huge sunflower field, laying on the beach, learning to surf, visiting Pearl Harbor, tasting their delicious food, and enjoying their amazing waterfalls. This is a much-needed trip, which will happen right before I go back to school for the fall semester of my senior year. It’s sad because I have one year left at this amazing university, but also exciting because I am graduating and starting off in the real world.

So far, this summer has been a fun and exciting rollercoaster ride with ups and downs and I can’t wait to tackle more of it in the upcoming months. Now, off to the next adventure!

  • Temple PRSSA

By: Kayla Boone, Director of Social Media

For over a year now, I’ve been volunteering with the Eastern Service Workers’ Association. It’s a poverty alleviation association that assists low-paid service and temporary workers, in addition to those retired and living on a fixed income. We provide benefits in addition to fighting government policies that keep people poor. Our benefits include emergency food distributions, clothing distributions, utility advocacy, and legal and medical sessions by volunteer professionals. A year ago, I served as the Volunteer Coordinator for about three months. This summer, I will be the Membership Coordinator, responsible for meeting and interacting with members of the organization. I’m very excited to see the organization grow and for more people to become aware of it!

From July 13-22, I will be attending a 10 day cruise with my mother and some church members to the Bahamas in celebration of a church member’s 80th birthday party!

I will also be maintaining my job at the Temple University School of Law in the Alumni office, in addition to working on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a toll collector.

All the while, I’ll be learning to be in each of the positions I will do next year. I can’t wait to bring all of the skills that I learn this summer to PRSSA. I’m excited for the year ahead, the great people with which I will be working, and everything in between!

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