Jessica Hicks is a Junior at NIU with a major in Psychology and minors in Sociology and Deafness Rehabilitation.
This semester, Jessica participated in the Internship Program and was paired with the Egyptian Theatre. The following is what Jessica had to say about her internship experience:
Q: What projects are you working on as an intern?
Jessica: I help market and promote different events at the Egyptian Theatre. I do weekly blog articles, I update area calendars with theatre events, and I distribute posters and flyers for events. I also work with the Cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show to promote their shows and I will help lead the promotional efforts for the Todd Oliver show in November
Q: What is the best part of your internship?
Jessica: I think the biggest benefit is that I am working with so many different people. I have to personally contact people who will be performing and interview them. I also interact with a wide variety of people that the theatre brings in, people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Jessica: I think it is important for students to pursue internship opportunities of any kind because there is always something you can learn and gain experience from. Even if you do not think a certain program will be beneficial, there is always something you can learn. I am a Psychology major who wants to work with juvenile delinquents and I am an intern at a historic theatre. They may not go hand-in-hand but I am learning so much and gaining so many experiences because of this opportunity.
Q: Please share any additional comments you would like to share about your internship experience.
Jessica: I would like to thank the Roberts Foundation for all of your support to keep the program going. It is a phenomenal program that many students would miss out on without your support. Thank you!