Natalie Costa, often referred to as 'Talie', is in her junior year of her undergraduate degree. She is studying communication, with the hopes to pursue work in the humanitarian, videography, and marketing fields. She enjoys any creative endeavors and studying world cultures. She plans to apply her education to implement programs and strategies to better the communities that are unseen. She interned with the Forage Center this summer. She worked with David J. Smith, President of the Forage Center and Catherine Cousar, Administrative Specialist to create a new social media marketing plan for the Forage Center. Here, she reflects on her experiences in conversation with Forage Center Administrative Specialist, Catherine Cousar.
Q: What led you to seek an internship with the Forage Center?
A: Through my university, there was an application and I immediately was interested since the Forage Center is a non-profit organization.
Q: What was the most interesting thing you learned or did while interning with the Forage Center?
A: The most interesting thing I learned was the core value of using role-play/simulation work for humanitarian education. Experiential education is hard to understand if the applicants only look at papers and videos.
Q: What skills or experience from your internship do you think you will be able to use in the future?
A: skill I will use in the future is delivering a project in an organized manner. This outline and structure is crucial for your coworkers/employees to understand the message you'd like to send.
Q: What is next for you?
A: In the next couple of years I will graduate with my bachelor's degree. I hope to work with a non-profit to help their online representation.