PR intern conquers fear at children’s museum
Ellen Hoffman is a public relations major at The University of Findlay who is spending the summer as an intern at the Children’s Museum of Findlay. The focus of her internship is to gain experience with public relations and marketing. “I make the flyers for all of the events and post them on social media and the website pages,” she explained. “Sometimes I will go around and take photos of the kids having fun in the different exhibits.”
Hoffman feels that she is definitely picking up a lot of different skills. She has learned new ways to promote the museum. For instance, she has been working with Google AdWords which provides more exposure on Google and makes the business easier to find in a web search.
“After graduation I would love to work for a nonprofit. “That is my dream job,” she said. “Although, I know that is a little more difficult then I had imagined. So, I am looking into applying at the Toledo Zoo Public Relations department and Imagination Stations Public Relations department.”
Ellen went on to say that during her time at the museum she has done a lot of different things beyond marketing and public relations. “I have particularly come to love the reptiles here at the museum” she explained. “I have been working closely with my supervisor, Shari, who is in charge of the reptiles and learning how to handle and feed them properly. This has led to me wanting a corn snake in the future.” She went on to explain that it’s helped her overcome her fear of snakes all together.
Of this internship, Ellen said “I absolutely love working at The Children’s Museum of Findlay and could not have asked for a better opportunity.”
Ellen was also featured on the Humans of Findlay Facebook page. Click here to read more about her determination.