Meet Consociate Media Winter 2016 Intern, Lucy Smith

By Kelly Marderosian, Social Media Manager and Writer, Consociate Media

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir Lucy Smith à consociatif médias que notre stagiaire de l’hiver!

Ne parlez pas français?

Us, either. But now we have Lucy Smith to help us!

We are pleased to welcome Lucy Smith to Consociate Media as our winter intern!

Currently a student at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, Lucy is expected to graduate in the spring of 2017.

Born in Alexandria, VA and raised in Williamsburg with her older brother, Trent and a younger sister Ramsay, Lucy graduated from Hampton Roads Academy in 2013 before enrolling at Hollins.

“I’ve been lucky to be involved in a lot of things throughout my college experience.”

Her freshman year, Lucy traveled to St. John in the Virgin Islands for a biodiversity field trip. Her sophomore year, she interned in Washington D.C. at the Supreme Court in the Office of Public Information. Most recently, she studied abroad in Paris during the fall of 2015 of her junior year (which explains the French!).

“I loved Paris because I was able to travel all the time, every weekend,” Lucy said. She recalls walking around the streets of Paris with her friend and a map saying, “the adventure was my favorite part!”

To date, during her time at Hollins, Lucy has served as a member of the Hollins Activity Board both as a Publicity and Promotions Chair and as a Formal Events Chair. She also served on ADA, the school’s spirit organization. Additionally, she is a member of the school’s riding team. Lucy has also been involved with admissions at Hollins, serving as an ambassador.

Lucy made the connection to Consociate Media when her mom worked as the Executive Director of Advancement at Hampton Roads Academy, where Consociate Media’s littlest intern – 5-year-old Will Heinatz attends school.

While at Consociate, Lucy hopes to gain experience working for a fast paced public relations firm

“I’ve never had an internship like this before so I’m looking forward to experiencing going to official meetings, being prepared for that, looking at presentations and seeing how a small businesses is run,” Lucy said. “You can read about it all day but until you see how people make those difficult decisions and where they go with them, I think that’s where I’ll really learn and everything will click.”

Lucy is majoring in Business with a Marketing concentration. She’s also minoring in French.

“I hope to do something that I find interesting that improves the community that I’m living in,” said Lucy. “Something that helps to spread the word about something cool or interesting. I’d really like to be involved with something I believe in.”

While she hasn’t fully decided on a field yet, Lucy says she loved working in admissions at Hollins and talking to people. She says perhaps working in the marketing department for a school may be her calling.

In her free time, Lucy is an active equestrian. She also spends a lot of her free time with family.

“We are huge William and Mary Tribe fans and we have court-side seats, so we go to every single game.”

She also loves to read just about anything but is admittedly a huge Harry Potter fan, often quoting that “happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Lucy is passionate about changing the world, one story at a time. And we’re glad to have her here to hone her skills to do just that.

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