Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Impressive work, PWE interns!

Colson 130 was packed yesterday as 14 Professional Writing and Editing (PWE) capstone students displayed the work they produced in their PWE internships this term. Thank you to all who came out to support them! For those who couldn’t make it, brief descriptions of each intern’s work are below.

Also, prizes were awarded for the top three posters. First place went to Jordan Lovejoy for her poster "Scholar Activism: My Internship with Aurora Lights," which showcased her work on the “My friends are my heroes” series of stories about West Virginia women making an impact on their communities and the state.
Second prize went to Taylor Staffileno for her poster “WVU Eberly Writing Studio: Creating Student Resources.” Her multimedia poster highlighted instructional videos and aids she developed for SpeakWrite and English 101 courses.

Third prize went to Kiersten Woods for her poster “(More than Just) Editing at FiT Publishing.” Her poster contrasted her expectations for an editing internship with the diversity of tasks she was involved in – from stock-photo selection to digital work. 

Congratulations to all of the interns on their accomplishments this term, including:
  •  Jordan Bailey, who interned with My Morgantown Magazine. His poster highlighted the article creation process – from interview preparation to published feature.
  • Victoria Bittorf, who interned with the Monongalia County Clerk’s Office. Her poster described her 100-documents-a-day work as a proofreader of 32 types of public documents.
  • Amber Dunlap, who interned with the CLC. Her poster highlighted the typical work of a book editor – from cover blurbs and bar codes to sentence-level edits of a digital manuscript.
  • Erica Heyer, who interned with Geostellar in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Her colorful poster highlighted the research she conducted and web content she developed about solar power.
  • Anna Kiriluk, who interned with the Eberly College Office of Undergraduate Studies. Her “on the road” themed poster highlighted communications she helped develop for STEM, international, and visiting students to WVU.
  • Tarin Kovalik, who interned at the California-based company Living Full Out. Her poster highlighted her work in drafting proposals and radio-show content for a professional motivational speaker.
  • Julie Manning, who interned with the Eberly Communications Office. Her poster highlighted her work drafting press releases and editing program and event information.
  • Zach McWhirt, who interned with the Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties. He discussed his work on learner intake essays, a non-profit newsletter, and legal contracts.
  • Cassandra Rinker, who interned with WV Free. Her poster highlighted work on advocacy communications both here in Morgantown and at the State Capitol in Charleston.
  • Ashley Wentz, who interned with the Washington DC-based HVACR Workforce Development Association. She discussed the process necessary for researching and writing about a technical subject to non-experts.
  • Kayla Wolford, who interned with the CLC. Her poster focused on tips and tricks of working with InDesign for editing book layout and styles.

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