MARYVILLE, Mo. – The life of a student athlete at Northwest Missouri State University is a tough, but often rewarding one. Student athlete Mackie Keller has proven that you can be successful on and off the court, as well as inside and outside of the classroom.
This summer, Keller worked as an intern for the Gateway Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in St. Louis, Mo. This is a non-profit organization that helps nearly 7,000 individuals throughout 90 counties in Missouri and Illinois who are impacted by Multiple Sclerosis.
Mackie was involved in marketing for the Volunteer Community Outreach Department. This entailed writing press releases and newsletters for the MS Society and reaching out to media that promoted the organization’s event.
“Being involved in the 4th Annual Night on the Greens fundraising event was my favorite part,” Keller, organizational communications major from Kearney, Neb., said. “We raised money for MS by doing a glow-in-the-dark golf tournament. I got the chance to be involved during the whole process.”
Mackie found this opportunity by asking a professor in the Department of Communication and Mass Media about internships. She claims that the experience she has gained during her time at Northwest has helped her tremendously.
“The department has helped by giving me the ability to feel comfortable in my writing skills – especially press releases and newsletters – and designing brochures and business cards,” Keller said.
If you are currently seeking an internship, attend Career Services’ “How to Find and Internship” from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Meeting Room A of the Student Union.
For more information regarding the Department of Communication and Mass Media, contact Department Chair Matt Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: Mackie Keller snaps a picture at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 4th Annual Night on the Greens. To learn more about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, visit their website at http://www.nationalmssociety.org or find their Twitter page, @GatewayMSYP.