By Josh Wallentine
Kali Babich and I started our internships at Google earlier…oh wait. I always get the movie with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson mixed up with our internship at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce that started earlier this month to assist the Communications and Investor Relations Department with events, photography, social media and special projects. Both of us will be here until August.
Kali, a junior from Kansas State University, joins the Chamber for the summer as she pursues her degree in public relations with an emphasis in leadership. Kali said the reason she chose to intern at the Chamber was to become exposed to real world marketing experience and become involved in the community. “Wichita is a great community that provides a substantial amount of opportunities to meet great people and make lasting connections,” she said. When her internship is complete, she plans to return to K-State and join PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and continue to be involved in her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta.
I come to the Chamber from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. After my last courses are completed this summer, I will graduate with a major in public relations and minor in political science. The opportunity that the Chamber has given me to be their intern has been amazing. The staff members have been there for me every time I have a question or concern and I have had great mentors. Currently, my fiancée Madeline and I are planning our wedding which will take place next summer. After my internship, I hope to find a public relations or marketing career in the Wichita community.
Kali and I look forward to the rest of our time at the Chamber this summer and meeting Chamber members. So either drop by the communications department if you’re here for a meeting, or look for us at events and don’t hesitate to say hi.
Find both Kali and Josh’s contact info in the Chamber staff directory.