Wisconsin Holstein is pleased to announce Nicole Smith of Monticello, Wis. as the 2013 Summer Intern for the Association. Nicole will be based out of the office in Baraboo, Wis.
During the summer, Nicole will serve in a public relations and professional writing role. In her role she will gather articles, testimonials, round table leads and write Breeder Profiles. Nicole will also be a vital part in creating content for the Wisconsin Holstein website, monthly e-newsletters and reinvigorating the blog with regular posts. Telling the story of the Association through technical writing, social media and brainstorming new ideas will be the main focus during her internship. She will also be the primary point person for the planning and coordination of the 2013 WI Holstein Futurity in West Allis, Wis. this August. Her experience in public relations and writing will be utilized as she travels around the state meeting members and conducting interviews.
Nicole has been extremely involved on her family's dairy, Quad-R Holsteins, where she assisted with milking, feeding, calf care and numerous other chores on the farm. She has also been active in showing registered Holsteins as a member of the Green County Jr. Holstein Association at numerous District, State and National shows.
Currently she is a Professional Writing Intern at the Educational Abroad Office at UW-Platteville where she coordinates blogs of students abroad, writes and distributes campus newsletters and assists with event planning. At the same time, Nicole also works as a student writer for the Public Relations Department drafting press releases, conducting interviews and researching stories.
Nicole is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a double major in Communication Technologies with an emphasis in Public Relations and English with an emphasis in Literature. On campus she has been named to both the Dean's List and Chancellor's List. She is active in the International Pal Program, Students for Education Abroad Club, Public Relations Organization and the Circle K Clubs on campus. Nicole has had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia and plans to graduate in December of 2013.
We are excited to welcome Nicole and her talents to the team beginning May 28th, 2013.