COMM Virtual Intern of the Week

COMM Virtual Intern of the Week

Winkhael Caburian, (Wingel), is a senior comm major with a concentration in journalism. She interns at Air Conditioning Contractors of America (https://www.acca.org/home).  

Located in Arlington, Virginia, it is the largest HVAC contractor organization in the United States. They recently received the Silver Award for its Workforce Development Initiative from the American Society of Association Executives. Wingel’s immediate supervisor is the director of member communications and committee liaison.

The various assigned projects allow Wingel to expand her knowledge in feature writing and interviewing. Some of her tasks include:

*interviewing clients for feature articles that are posted on the blog,

*maintaining the website,

*assisting with the newsletter and magazine, and

*writing a weekly news release with updates for company contractors.

After each task, Wingel gains confidence in her writing and interviewing skills. She now understands the importance of making the interviewee feel comfortable in order to conduct a successful interview.  She enjoys experiencing the diversity of interviewees. Wingel looks forward to graduation and using her skills in future employment.