Laura Haley

APEX Fellowship | Laura Haley

October 26, 2020   /  

Major: Communication Studies
Class Year: 2021
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison

Andrew Award of Excellence

As a social media and marketing intern for Beagle Productions, a media production company in Saskatoon, Canada, I created content and marketing material for a variety of businesses.

The Andrew Award for Excellence recognizes students who demonstrated distinction throughout the process of applying for an APEX Fellowship.

Laura Haley will be online to field comments on Nov. 5 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

11 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Laura Haley”

  1. This experience sounds challenging but it seems like you have learned a lot of valuable skills! I’m glad that you were able to help determine what you want to do with your career! The tip on understanding your strong suit is super helpful for any career path as well!

    1. Hi Kayla,

      Thanks so much for the comment! Yes, my experience was very valuable. Overall, a lot of what I was able to learn can be applied to many disciplines and careers.

  2. Laura, I’m sure it was disappointing not to be able to travel there, but you certainly made the very most of the situation you were in. I was especially impressed by how thoughtful you were about your goals and also your reflection on how this experience has shaped your future plans. Your suggestions for students on how to find an internship will be very helpful for your peers. And, of course, I always like it when students who have done internships tell their peers about important strong writing skills are. 🙂

    1. Hi. Dr. Bostdorff

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind words! Although at times it was a challenge, I definitely feel as though I got the most I could out of this experience.

  3. Hi Kayla,

    Thanks so much for the comment! Yes, my experience was very valuable. Overall, a lot of what I was able to learn can be applied to many disciplines and careers.

  4. Laura,
    It sounds like you were really able to learn how challenging the social media field can be. I am glad that this experience helped you discern your future path.

    1. Hi Dr. Griffin,

      Thanks so much for the comment! Yes, having the ability to understand where I want to put my skills to use was one of the most rewarding pieces of this experience.

  5. Hi Laura,
    Great presentation and thank you for providing advice for others who want to pursue a similar position! It was so nice to revisit your journey. (Also, I didn’t realize Beagle was going to open a restaurant and bar). Congrats on the Andrew Award!

    1. Hi Dr. Ison,

      So good to hear from you! Thanks so much for the support and providing me with thoughtful reflections throughout the entire process.

  6. So Laura, as you know, you and I had a moment late this spring where we kind of laughed about all the reservations we (in APEX) expressed about you doing a REMOTE experience. So I have to ask – to what extent did the work match your expectations – and given the inability to travel to the site for the intended week’s stay – how would you see that as having changed your experience? I know you mad the most of it!

    1. Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for the comment! In terms of the work load and my experience, I actually didn’t expect to be as busy or as involved as I was. I am grateful for this however as it really pushed me to learn as much as I can and put my skills (organization specifically) into practice.

      If I were able to visit my host organization I believe it would have helped me feel more apart of the organization and allowed me to get an understanding of the work culture and expectations. Overall I don’t think this would have largely impacted my experience as my supervisor went above and beyond to make sure I felt included and that my ideas and work were validated.

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