Erin Wood Awarded Intern of the Year for Slane College

July 1, 2010

Senior journalism major and marketing minor, Erin Wood, was recently awarded Intern of the Year for Slane College. Selected from a number of students who applied to Smith Career Center for the internship, Wood was chosen because of her quality work as an intern as well as her initiative, which excelled the standard established by the program. Being an intern at the Peoria Journal Star helped Wood to extend her skills from the classroom to actual reporting. "The hands-on experience I gained as a real-world reporter was one of the most challenging but realistic and rewarding experiences I will take from college," Wood said. She interned during the summer and fall or 2008 and worked as a reporter covering everything from the police and fire beat to news-feature stories and even a few longer, in-depth reports. Upon graduation in May with a degree in journalism and a minor in marketing, Wood hopes to pursue a job in reporting for a major daily newspaper or attend graduate school and earn a master's degree in journalism. As the winner of this citation, Wood will receive a monetary award and plaque as well as the privilege of being guest speaker at a number of Smith Career Center related events during the semester.