What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Like most other college students, that question has consumed much of my thoughts for the last several years. Fast forward three and a half years and I think I finally have it figured out.
My name is Morgan Howard and I am in my senior year at North Carolina State University. I am less than six months from receiving my degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Nonprofit Studies. My biggest goal in life is to make a difference in the world or at least in my community, and I want to do so by bringing awareness to organizations who also strive to do the same. That is what brought me here today—serving as the Spring 2017 Communications and Marketing Intern at the Lung Cancer Initiative.
In the few short days I have been working as an intern, I have already seen the value of marketing and public relations in a nonprofit setting. I am excited for this opportunity and the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience that I can take with me to my future career. More importantly, I have started to learn more about lung cancer and the impact it has on those affected. I hope that during my time here at the Lung Cancer Initiative I can help spread awareness throughout North Carolina and also help strengthen the community of supporters for lung cancer.
The Lung Cancer Initiative has another intern this semester, Kaley Kennedy. She is also a senior this year finishing up her degree in Public Health with a concentration in Community at East Carolina University. Public health appeals to Kaley because it allows her to educate the community about healthy behaviors to help prevent health problems. She was drawn to the Lung Cancer Initiative because of its mission to spread awareness and educate the North Carolina community about lung cancer.
As an intern, Kaley hopes to help stop the stigma surrounding lung cancer and educate the public about its causes beyond smoking. She wants to share what the Lung Cancer Initiative does for the community, as well as, help to promote the Gas Card Program. Throughout her time at the Lung Cancer Initiative, Kaley will participate in educating the public through local health fairs and help prepare for the annual Evening of Hope Gala.
Kaley and I are excited to be a part of the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina this semester and we look forward to watching this organization grow!