|The Chicago Bears mascot, Staley da bear and I on my first |
day interning at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago.
This past summer, I received some hands on Public Relations experience at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. Shriners Hospital for Children is a network of 22 non-profit hospitals serving children with orthopedic conditions, burns, and cleft lip and palate. I was one of two people working in the Public Relations department this summer, so I communicated daily with hospital staff, as well as patients and their families. There was level of trust and unity between the Public Relations department and the hospital I had never experienced before as a budding PR professional. I had full access to patients, families and medical professionals in order to share their stories in order to promote Shriners to a larger audience.