Communication major Kiersten Ingram ’20 looks forward to beginning her career in marketing and graphic design when she graduates. She’s made the most of her years at Alvernia, gaining hands-on experience through internships and service-learning classes that bring clients in from the local community who need help with advertising and public relations.
Kiersten and her classmates redesigned the Reading Pops Orchestra’s website, took photographs for Berks County United Way and created promotional materials and videos for a local children’s book author. “It really helped me start building my portfolio,” says Kiersten, who continued working with the author on a website project over the summer of her sophomore year.
She has since continued to expand her portfolio through her work in internships in Alvernia’s marketing department. “It has equipped me with new skills that I can use to market myself to future employers,” she says.