Student Profile: Lindsey Morr
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Communication Studies department offers students a varied curriculum that prepares them to enter many different communication related fields. Lindsey Morr is a Communication Studies major and Marketing minor who will graduate in May 2010. She is active in several organizations on campus including: Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honors Society), Gamma Phi Beta, and the Advertising Club.
As a participant in the internship program, Morr had the opportunity to apply course concepts to a “real world” setting. In the Summer 2009, Morr interned at MTV Networks in Los Angeles, where she was mentored by Candice Ashton ‘07, who was also a Communication Studies major.
While at MTV, Morr worked in the VH1 Publicity and Communications department. The majority of her time was devoted to writing press releases and media advisories, compiling press kits to send to media outlets, and assisting with events, including photo shoots and series premiere parties. Morr says that everything she learned as a Communication Studies major greatly prepared her for this internship.
“My media studies and media writing classes provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed at this internship,” says Morr. “I was given more responsibilities as an intern, especially in terms of media writing, because of my strong communication background. None of this would have been possible without my incredible professors and everything they have taught me about communication. I applied practically everything I have ever learned as a Communication Studies major to my real-world experience in the entertainment publicity industry.”
Morr’s internship experience at MTV helped her get another communication-related internship for the current school year. She is now interning at Hutchens PR, a public relations firm in downtown San Diego. Morr continues to utilize what she has learned as a Communication Studies major to gain experience in the PR industry while finishing her degree at USD.