COOL FOR THE SUMMER: Interning ‘gets you noticed’

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Gracie Brent is earning valuable experience. And she’s working from home. And she’s getting to work on a team — something she loves.

Welcome to the world of interning.

Gracie, a 21-year-old Clinical Leadership and Management major from Henry County, Ky., is working as a summer marketing intern at Pinnacle Treatment Centers.

“I found this opportunity through another CLM student,” she said. “I love this internship because I often work with others as a team. I have learned so many things about marketing I didn’t know before that I will use in the future.”

On a regular day, Gracie will work on numerous platforms such as Salesforce, Meltwater, and Smartsheet, while brainstorming ideas to create posts for the company’s social media platforms.

And she does it all as an online/work from home internship.

Students say interning in CLM is just another way that getting your degree in the College of Health Sciences sets you apart. And it gives further proof why those who intern go on to have further success in the future. 

“I believe it is good to intern as it is an opportunity to gain experience and the skills that you may need in your career,” Gracie said. “I think interning gets you noticed and shows that you’re taking the initiative to learn and get your feet wet.”

Each week we'll feature another student who is participating in a summer internship.