Keuka College students have conducted Field Periods™ in more than 2,500 locations around the world.
Emily Michienzi (double major in Sociology and Political Science & History) completing her Field Period™ with Hamilton County Historian.
Whether you’d like to help market a local grocery store in your neighborhood or explore the caves of Costa Rica, Field Period™ can open a world of enriching, exciting, and intellectually challenging experiences.
Take time to learn how some of Keuka College’s students, both past and present, have spent their Field Periods™.
All of these organizations have agreed to host Field Periods™ in the future.
Among other things, filling water bottles and taping ankles.
The best aspects were meeting some cool guys on the team, and attending every home game. I was even announced at every game as a part of the Lancer staff and ran onto the field with the team. Last but not least, my knowledge of the game of soccer increased.
This Field Period™ provided a great taste of a variety of communications aspects in a hospital setting, where you have to navigate an office environment, but also attend events and goings ons within the department. Students considering the PR or communications career path but not sure of how to go about it will be challenged. In addition, PR in the health care setting can be very different due to HIPPA and other privacy laws that a medical organization must take into account.
Going along on some of the media interviews was some of the best parts. I got to be in a radio studio while one of our physicians gave a talk about nutrition. I helped with the filming of several television newscasts and got to meet reporters, (great for networking!) The coolest thing was a media assignment one day where I got to scrub in and head to the OR with a news crew to observe a brain surgery!
Managing social media accounts on twitter, facebook, and pinterest. Writing blog posts, creating travel itineraries, assisting with newsletter creation and distribution, and posting partner events to the event calendar.
I was given the freedom to make my own decisions, and also, the environment was very supportive.