Q & A with Summer Intern Kara Jerez

(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.

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