(We are recognizing FLOC’s interns this summer by publishing blog posts about their experiences. Kara Jerez works in the recruitment and outreach department and is a reading tutor this summer.)
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from Nutley, New Jersey.
Q: Where do you go to school and what do you major in?
A: I go to Susquehanna University. I’m entering my senior year and double majoring in public relations and studio art, with a minor in advertising.
Q: How did you hear about FLOC?
A: I heard about it through the Lutheran College Washington Semester.
Q: What do you do as the Recruitment and Outreach Intern?
A: My biggest project is coming up with a business outreach program and doing research.
Q: What have you learned here and what were some challenges you faced?
A: I think the biggest challenge has been tutoring. It has really helped my people skills. I’ve also improved my writing and communication skills here.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working here?
A: The people.
Q: What are your plans after college?
A: I’m thinking about grad schools, but I’m not sure about that yet. I’d like to continue working in a communications department at a nonprofit. I would also like to test the waters of other departments that my college major parallels with.