This month’s interview was conducted with the second of our two interns this semester. (Click here to read last month’s intern interview.) Mary Regan is filling the role of our Communications Specialist. A junior at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, she has been adding posts to several of our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Additionally, she is working on a new promotion that involves PeKu bracelets. Read on to learn more about Mary.
MPK: What do you do in your role as the Communications Specialist?
MR: In my role as the Communications Specialist at PeKu Publications I manage a lot of the social media presence of PeKu. I post the articles for Parched No More, Feathers Fins and Fur, Think Tasty, Your Parenting Info, and the general PeKu account to Twitter on a daily basis. I also write the Facebook posts for PeKu, pin to our 11 different boards on Pinterest, and manage the Instagram accounts for Think Tasty, My Fitness Tunes, and Good Life Review. I also recently wrote a press release about our social media expansions and distributed PeKu brand bracelets displaying our #PeKuLovesYou twitter hashtag.
MPK: What is your favorite part of the role?
MR: That’s a rough questions! There have been a few favorite parts. It surprised me a bit that one of my favorite parts of each day is reading all of the articles I post about. The advice and tips are almost always awesome and are things I can apply to my life, and I have totally tried some of the recipes and DIY ideas. I also really love what a learning experience this has been. My role has been much more broad than I expected, and I have learned so much about social media.
MPK: As a student at St. Anselm College, have any of your classes helped with the internship?
MR: The mediated communications class that I took last semester definitely helped me in some aspects of this internship. And, of course, my writing classes and English major background have helped me manipulate language in a creative way despite the limited-character posts on Twitter.
MPK: What are your post-graduation goals? (Or as that is a year away, what are your senior year goals?)
MR: My goal for next year would be to just finish my college career strong! My post-grad goals are definitely becoming clearer the closer I get to the finish line. I would like to move to a bigger city and find a job! I would love to work in social media or PR and eventually go to grad school. I love sports so working for a sports team would be my dream job, but it’s a very competitive market so I think this internship has taught me that doing social media or PR for a company would suit me well also.
MPK: What fun fact would our readers be surprised to learn about you?
MR: I think our readers would be surprised to learn that I am an avid runner. I run almost every day and ran my first marathon just before the start of my internship with PeKu. And, I am currently in training to run another marathon in May!