New Kid on the Block June 5, 2012
By: Andrew Matt
After months of searching, phone calls, emails, interviews and a less than healthy amount of anxiety, I finally landed my first public relations internship! I cannot think of a better place for my first internship than Open Channels Group, and I am incredibly thankful and excited to have been accepted into such an amazing family of gifted professionals.
For those who want to know a little bit about me, I recently finished my second year at the University of Oklahoma where I am studying public relations and loving every minute of it! I also celebrated my 20th birthday this past Monday. When I return to OU in the fall I will begin work at Lindsey+Asp, the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s on-campus, student-run public relations and advertising agency. Lindsey+Asp does work for a diverse group of clients including Pita Pit, Fort Sill and American Airlines.
My parents are both from Milwaukee, but I am very blessed that they left the frozen tundra of Wisconsin for Texas more than 25 years ago and never looked back. I was born in Bedford and have been raised in Colleyville my entire life. My dad is now happily retired while my mom continues to teach junior high science. I have a sister who graduated from OU in 2010 and currently works as a nurse at the VA hospital in Oklahoma City.
In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, reading a good book, playing sand volleyball, watching sports and spending time with family or friends. Among my favorite things are writing, meeting new people and home-cooked meals. Especially the home-cooked meals.
I still can’t believe that my first day as an intern has now come and gone! Everyone at Open Channels Group has already made me feel incredibly welcome. I look forward to getting to know everyone, learning a lot and doing my best to help Open Channels Group continue its incredible growth and success.
“When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.” –Unknown
With this group of such hardworking, committed professionals that are truly happy to come to work every day, I know nothing is impossible. We Are PR.