Webster University Internship Expo Returns to In-Person Format After Two Years, Sees Great Success
October 12, 2022
The value of experiential education was on full display last week as Webster University’s School of Communications hosted its first in-person Internship Expo in two years. The event welcomed 60 representatives from 26 partner organizations and capped off a robust Careers Week teaming with eager students.
Trezette Dixon, director of the School of Communication Internship Program, expressed great pride and gratitude for the event’s remarkable turnout.
“It was exhilarating to witness the excitement of our talented internship seekers connecting with enthusiastic creatives in the fields of Animation, Film Production, Audio Engineering, Game Design, Journalism, Advertising and Media,” Dixon said. “I was also overjoyed to see former interns engaging on the other side of the recruiting table to continue the pipeline of Webster University talent while supporting their fellow Gorloks.”
Former internship program participants-turned-professionals-in-demand included Liana
Gallyoun-Arroyo and Johnny Pelhank (New Honor Society), Drew Fisher (TOKY Branding
+ Design), Jonathan Shaver and Matthew Creek (Shock City Studios), Teresa Fuller (Lin.
Woods Inspired Media), Drake Vogl (Mob Entertainment) and Staci
Johns (Kalinga Studios).
The event also featured six student-led poster presentations that showcased students’ successful Spring and Summer 2022 internship experiences. Participating students included Lily Sothmeier, Film, Television and Video Production (Anheuser-Busch Communications and Avatar Studios), Garrett Dohlke, Sports Communication and Journalism (In-Depth with Graham Bensinger), Camila Angulo, Advertising and Marketing (Marcone Supply), Mckaylah Bell, Media Studies (Buckingham Strategic Wealth), Joshua Wright, Media Studies (New Honor Society), and Cole Anderson, Film, Television and Video Production (Lifetime Media).
The University extends tremendous thanks to the following participants and School of Communications Internship Program partners:
- Abstrakt Marketing Group
- Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
- Community Music School of Webster University
- CTI, Conference Technologies, Inc.
- Coolfire Studios
- Mob Entertainment
- Gateway Studios & Production Services
- Hubbard Radio St. Louis, LLC
- Ironman Sound Industries
- Kalinga Production Studios
- Lin. Woods Inspired Media, LLC
- Logic Systems Sound and Lighting
- Mandalay Sports Media, Tollin Productions
- Midsummer Night Screams Film Festival
- New Honor Society
- Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
- Shock City Studios
- Saint Louis Magazine, SLM Media Group
- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
- Monica Butler, Butler Group, LLC
- The Sheldon Concert Hall
- The St. Louis American
- Webster-Kirkwood Times
- TOKY Branding + Design
- Unbridled Media