Spotlight: Learning by Autonomy, Flexibility and Experience
Anthony Greer, the first recipient of the UA/Munson Foundation Internship Program, worked with The Nature Conservancy in Birmingham, gaining valuable experience researching the organization’s methods of communication and designing a strategic plan for the organization’s future. “This program was a vital learning experience for me,” Greer said. “I have no doubt this will invariably benefit my personal and professional future.”
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.
Major: Masters in Advertising and Public Relations
Graduation Date: B.A. in PR May 2009
Anticipated Graduation Date: M.A. in Advertising and PR August 2010
Why I chose my major:
I enjoy the creative freedoms and flexibilities of writing, design and communication.
Why I chose UA:
Highly rated PR program, close to hometown and longtime fan of the football program
After a career in integrated marketing, I'd like to be an instructor at a university.
Best thing about college:
The autonomy which in turn develops life skills necessary for my future.
How has the Munson Foundation internship helped me in my college career:
The internship gave me a chance to use the skills I've developed from class in a real-world situation to benefit an organization having a positive impact on the environment.
How it will help my career:
The internship provided me with irreplaceable work experience that improves both my resume and my idea of what career goals to pursue.