Monday, July 25, 2016

Samantha Jennings- Camp Able 2016

Samantha Jennings is working at Camp Able 2016!
"Camp Able is a weeklong camp for persons with special needs off all kinds and all ages. This year was the ten-year anniversary of the camp, which through time has expanded into several camps over the country. This specific Camp Able takes place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island and allows the campers to participate in activities such as mini-golfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, boating, scuba diving, fishing, yoga, and going to the spa. 
"Camp Able emphasizes that its campers do not have disabilities, but diversibilties. Campers live life the way it is intended for all of us to live, and create an overwhelming happiness that makes the week of Camp Able the best week of the year."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Laura Fincher- Shadowing Internship

Laura Fincher is currently working with Dr. Robert Marvin Royster, MD, at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. 
"Dr. Royster is an orthopedic surgeon, and I have had the amazing opportunity to shadow him this summer. I want to become a neonatologist, but this is a really great experience and exciting for me to get a feel for all of the different medical fields!"

Monday, July 18, 2016

Rebecca Koontz- Intern at Sales Engagement Partners

Rebecca Koontz is currently interning for Sales Engagement Partners, a social media marketing company that specializes in Retail & Hospitality. 

"They are teaching me a lot about the industry and what type of skills I would need to get a job in marketing when I graduate. I'm in charge of most of their social media accounts,and I also help them brainstorm ideas on how to advertise to people in our age group. This internship is helping me become more prepared to take on a job in this field when I graduate and is also teaching me in general more about the Marketing & Advertising field itself."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2016 National Alpha Chi Omega Convention

The 2016 National Alpha Chi Omega Convention was held in Orlando, FL this year with the theme Sunshine & Sisterhood. The Beta Eta Chapter being in Florida was fortunate enough to send multiple advisors and executive board members. 
"I, Gianna Traylor, VP of Chapter Relations and Standards attended as the chapter voting delegate. Vice President Philanthropy Mindy Do, VP Membership programming Alex Dering, VP Collegiate Recruitment Information Mckayla Michaud, Whitney Bogard, and Anna Brown attended as a convention page as well on behalf of the chapter. 

"We began the weekend with a welcome dinner on Friday night and a National Chapter Meeting on Saturday. At the National Chapter Meeting, as the chapter delegate, I was able to vote on behalf of the chapter for our new national council for the 2016-2016 year which included our new national president, Angela Costley Harris. Throughout the day we had a sisterhood luncheon, listened to key note speaker Molly Cain, attended educational sessions, and ended the night with a reunion night dinner with over 60 Beta Eta alumna! Sunday was similar with another National Chapter Meeting, a foundation luncheon, listened to keynote speaker Abi Ferrin, more educational sessions, then ending with a final night dinner and dessert reception. 
"Along with reaching overall accreditation of at least Alpha status during the 2015 year period, Beta Eta also received the 2016 Seeking the Heights: Community Relations award for our involvement in the community and willingness to help others. So proud! 
"The weekend was definitely one to remember filled with memories, friendships and new friends; and valuable and relevant knowledge. There is something so special about experiencing the ritual in a room full of over 900 sisters from all over the country and all walks of life. We are so excited to bring back everything we have learned to the chapter and see ways in new ways we can seek the heights!"

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ashley Riley- Intern at the Quattro Firm

Ashley Riley is currently interning at the Quattro Firm with founding partner Nicole Quattrocchi!

"The Quattro firm is very unique in that it is run entirely by women.  As an aspiring female lawyer, it is very encouraging and uplifting to work with strong women in a typically male-dominated field.  When I have attended consultations, I have learned the process of building a case from its outset and learned how to engage with clients and to relate to them on a personal level.

"Recently, I’ve been given the responsibility of doing legal research and drafts of legal documents such as Memorandums of law, official court orders, and official demand letters. I have also assisted in trial preparation, learning how to create formal trial folders consisting of all relevant legal documents including past pleadings, communication, and research done for the case, and how to prepare negotiation documents in order to advocate for your client. Aside from court cases, I have been able to write and draft wills and estate planning for clients, giving me first-hand experience with writing and formatting a legal document."