Liberal Arts Career Services
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United States Tennis Association Texas

Spring 2016 

Position: Marketing Intern
Student: Psychology Senior

I worked at the United States Tennis Association as the Marketing and Communications Intern. The site is located about 15 minutes away, at 8105 Exchange Drive. I was required to work 10 hours per week, so typically I worked on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

My role at USTA Texas was to assist the Marketing and Communications Manager, Derick Hackett, in his projects. Some of the projects I was involved in included designing, coordinating and distributing communications, press releases and promotional material as well as researching, coordinating and executing social media tactics and preparing copy for website and other media outlets. I also assisted with on site presence at events, including on site staffing, set up and tear down as well assisting with writing articles and press releases, and proofing copy for publications.

My responsibility as an intern grew throughout my time at USTA Texas. At first, I was doing simple tasks, like photocopying, watching my boss and proof reading material. As my boss began to trust me more, he allowed me to write my own articles from a template, and by the end I was writing and publishing my own articles from scratch.  My typical day consisted of arriving at work at 12.30 and checking in with my boss. Typically, he would talk to me about my assignments for the day and let me work on them alone before showing them to him once I had given them my best shot.

I also had the opportunity to attend a few USTA Texas events, like the annual meeting which was held in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Here, I had the opportunity to photograph the entire weekend long event and work with the Social Media Coordinator to post about the event. 


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