This semester I was lucky enough to work at The Hamels Foundation. It was a totally hands-on experience’s and not only did it teach so much, but it also opened my eyes to the world of non-profits! The Hamels Foundation was started by Phillies pitcher, Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi. It provides support and funding for education both in the United States (especially in Philly!) and in Malawi, Africa, where they just opened a primary school!
Throughout the last 3 months, I managed daily social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I also wrote blog posts about my experience for the foundation website as well as took part in some community celebrations. I also participated in the non-glamorous, day-to-day stuff like making phone calls, and sending out long e-mail chains.
However, by far, my proudest moment as a Hamels Foundation intern was planning the first annual Girls Night Out event. With a little guidance from my supervisor, the other intern and I were responsible for all aspects of the event. I created the flyer, we promoted it to death, wrote the press release, organized all the vendors, made the gift bags, and I even got to live tweet the event while it was happening! It was an amazing feeling to watch the entire night unfold and know that I made it happen. It was stressful, but I loved it every minute of it. It actually made me want to pursue a career in PR and Event Planning!