Meet Keera Frye, Communications Intern, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Student Profile
Meet Keera Frye
- Job Title & Employer
- Communications Intern, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
- Broadcast Reporting
- April 2020
- College Activities
- U-View, Strong Women, Strong Girls, Point Closet, Point Park Sports Network, Competitive Cheer and Dance, Honors Program
- Ruffs Dale, Pa.
- High School
- Southmoreland High School
- Hobbies & Interests
- Dancing, creative writing, sports and traveling
“Keera is an exceptional formal and informal communicator. She is prepared to write a highly technical press release in the morning and an engaging social media post in the afternoon. Point Park University equipped Keera with a diverse skill set that is invaluable in a professional environment."
"As the communications intern, I’m managing all of the social media accounts, writing press releases and content for the website, as well as photographing and promoting events. Interning at The Pittsburgh Foundation before coming to the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County gave me a head start on these responsibilities, which I can work on independently at CFWC."
What are your responsibilities as a communications intern with The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County?
As the communications intern, I’m managing all of the social media accounts, writing press releases and content for the website, as well as photographing and promoting events. Interning at The Pittsburgh Foundation before coming to the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County gave me a head start on these responsibilities, which I can work on independently at CFWC.
In what ways has your undergraduate experience at Point Park enhanced the work you do as an intern?
My undergraduate experience at Point Park thus far has helped me do great work as an intern. I improved a lot of the skills required at my internship as an undergraduate student, from writing in AP style to becoming more comfortable in networking settings.
Tell us about your first year as a School of Communication student at Point Park.
As a student in Point Park University's School of Communication, I was instantly drawn to the student-run media and the opportunities for experience there. I’m a broadcast reporting major, so U-View was the first thing I wanted to be involved in but felt nervous about going there for the first time. I quickly realized that everyone there was so welcoming and helpful in teaching me how to use all the impressive equipment. The upperclassmen encouraged me to go on air despite my nerves, and my classmate Mike Turk even went on with me for my first show. At U-View, I immediately felt at home.
What advice do you have for a student considering Point Park?
I would encourage anyone considering Point Park to consider its location in Downtown Pittsburgh. There are so many opportunities to simply explore, meet new people, try new things and make connections.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
For incoming freshmen, I would just like to say that you can do anything. Don’t let your first year discourage you from applying for an internship, going on-air, or applying for a board position in a club. You never know what could happen. I got my first internship as a freshman, which led to the internship I have now. I remember thinking, ‘Why am I even applying? Some upperclassmen will probably get it.' I was wrong, and you could be too. Just go for it.