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Internships, Kelli-Ann Paterwic

Summer of 2013 and summer of 2014 I went up to Maine and I worked at
a summer stock called the Arundel Barn Playhouse and the first summer there I was in
three of their shows. Three of the five productions that they
hold each summer. I was in Chicago, Shrek The Musical, and All Shook Up. And then the second
summer I went back. I was in one of their five
productions. I was in Legally Blonde and I also was their marketing director
for their entire season. Being a marketing director was, I mean I’ve been in countless shows
but being the marketing director of a theater company was absolutely the
biggest learning experience I could ever have. and I would never have gotten that job
if it wasn’t for the classes that I’ve taken under the
communications department here at Manhattanville. Because not only am I a Theatre Major but I’m also a Communications Minor so I’ve had experiences in journalism, in just a basic Intro to Communications class, a Digital Media class. So I’ve had some communications experiences that have
prepared me for that job. I went to the audition to audition for her season as an actor, but then she was
like, “What’s your Communications
minor like?” Here I am singing and dancing for
her and she’s asking me about what my classes are under the Comm Department, I was like, “Well I’ve taken this class and this class,” and she was like “Our Marketing Director position is open, why don’t you think about it?” And I was like, “Okay I’ll think about it,”
and I talked to some of my friends. I talked to some of my teachers and then I was like, “You know what the best way to
see if I like it’s just try it” and that’s what Manhattanville has taught me, is just to try it, see if you like it. If you don’t like it then you don’t have to do it ever again so I was so grateful that I was given that opportunity to do both of what I love to do in one
summer. So yeah that was a big big learning
experience, big summer for me.

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