Meredith Oglesby, of Hillsboro, recently completed an internship with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks in Columbus.
During her internship, Oglesby used her communication skills to create social media content, newsletters, letters to the editor and worked on writing other communication materials to share why food programs are important to Ohio. She also helped with the planning and execution of an advocacy day event at the Ohio Statehouse. In addition, Oglesby traveled to several foodbanks and the food pantries to take photos and gather testimonials for what food programs have done for communities, families and individuals.
“Our students use their internship experiences to hone their communications skills, network with potential employers, and develop confidence in their abilities,” said Dr. Annie Specht, program manager and associate professor for agricultural communication. “These internships are more than just line items on a resume — they are opportunities for students to prepare themselves for the next phase of their professional lives.”
Oglesby returned to Columbus in August, where she is completing a degree in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University.
The agricultural communication major at Ohio State prepares students to plan, develop and implement a communication campaign, using visual media, writing and editing. Students study crisis communication, graphic design, marketing and journalism so they can spread the word about agriculture.
To learn more about the agricultural communication major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.
Submitted by Emily Wickham, OSU Extension Office.