Hannah Patterson, Fall 2013

Writing Studies major, “United Way Intern”

HannahInterning at United Way this semester has been an incredible experience! It’s taken all the skills I’ve accumulated in the classroom and given me an opportunity to use them in a work place environment. Interning for a non-profit made me feel like I was able to be a part of helping out the larger Harrisonburg community in a small way through all the projects I worked on. I was able to try out new writing styles and have someone much more experienced than I am mentor me through out my time there. Not only has it given me the experience I needed to prepare me for a writing career after graduation, but the confidence as well.