Sarah Caley

APEX Fellowship | Sarah Caley

October 22, 2020   /  

Major: Theatre & Dance
Class Year: 2023
Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard

As the Education Intern for Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, I assisted with the implementation and oversight of virtual summer camps and participated in program marketing and development.

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

10 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Sarah Caley”

  1. What a cool opportunity! I love to see the skills you gained from this internship, and I’m excited for you to be able to talk about this personal experience while on tour! What was your favorite moment/experience during the internship?

    1. Thanks so much, Georgia! I loved being able to talk about this experience on the tours I was able to give this semester. My favorite moment during the internship was when our team received a letter from a parent thanking us for working so hard to make sure that their child could still go to summer camp this year. That meant so much to me and my colleagues and it was so nice to know that our work this summer meant something to the community.

  2. I went to high school in the Akron area. Weathervane was iconic then. I’m glad to hear it is still serving the community. It sounds like you got a lot out of your APEX experience there. I appreciated your synopsis. Keep learning! And never give up your dream of working in the NY theater environment–a 1980 COW grad from my class just retired to Wooster after doing just that for the last 30 years. I will convey your interest to her and see if she is willing to share some of her experience. All the best going forward!

    1. Thank you so much! Weathervane truly is a cornerstone of the Akron community and I feel very lucky to have been able to work there.

  3. Hey! What a great opportunity. So glad to have a chance to hear about it. My question has to do with the type of Internship you were looking for regarding administration. What do you wish you could have done more of (or less of) to best prepare you for a career in the field. What would be the ideal next step as you move forward?

    1. Hi, Shirley! Thanks so much. This internship did offer me a lot of valuable experience in the field and a good foundation for the future, but my next step will likely be searching for an internship as a managing director’s assistant or some other distinctly administrative position to learn more about that side of the industry.

  4. Sarah,
    Thank you for your presentation. I’m glad that you found your internship helpful with respect to coming back to academic life. Your insight about learning how to prioritize and sort tasks in those needing immediate attention vs. those that can wait is really important. Also you gave great advice to your fellow students about perserverence!

    1. Thank you so much! I was so pleased to realize that a lot of what I learned this summer could translate directly back to my work at Wooster for the next few years.

  5. Sarah – Loved the photo of you with the multi-colored social media calendar! I know you had your heart set on being able to do some in-person work but you seem to have pivoted quite smoothly and benefited from it. Your comments about finding first opportunities locally is well-taken. Congratulations on a summer well-spent.

    1. Thank you so much, Cathy! Your help and support this summer were invaluable and I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity, regardless of the format of the work.

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