Nyhus is so excited to welcome our summer public affairs and public relations intern, Melissa Hedwall. Read on to learn more about this recent University of Washington graduate and avid outdoors enthusiast!
I’m excited to work with a diverse group of professionals and join in the positive, productive environment they’ve created here. As a recent college graduate, I’m eager to make long-lasting connections with these incredible communicators. I look forward to learning from them and supporting them throughout my internship!
Write, write, write! Take every opportunity to write in school and on your own. It’s something that you need to practice constantly, and while a good writer is a vital asset in any field, it’s particularly valuable in PR/PA positions.
My favorite thing about PR/PA is that it’s used across so many industries. I love learning about the technology and healthcare industries one day, and construction and transportation the next. These fields are always changing or being influenced by politics, so there’s never a dull moment!
In my spare time, I take dance and yoga classes to stay active and have some fun during the week. I’m also a big fan of Seattle’s parks and recreation areas and love taking every opportunity to walk, jog and peddle-boat in our beautiful surroundings.
I was in an improv comedy group for a couple of years! Once, I even got to “play” with the Portland Minor League Comedy Sportz team.