By Chelsea Bear
Marketing and Communication Intern
Hello! My name is Chelsea Bear and I am extremely excited to announce that I am one of the new interns at Pushing The Envelope (PTE) for the Fall Internship Program. I am currently a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), pursuing my bachelor’s degree in communication with a specialization in public relations. I was born and raised in Florida, right outside of Fort Lauderdale in a city called Sunrise; which is also home to the Florida Panthers. Three years ago I moved to Fort Myers to attend FGCU and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.
As a student I have always loved being involved; therefore, I am an active member of various organizations and clubs on campus at FGCU. In my free time, I enjoy cheering on the Eagles at different sporting events, as well as relaxing with my friends on the beach. As a Florida native, I have grown to appreciate the sunshine and picture perfect locations that this area has to offer! I also love to travel, listen to music and to simply be surrounded by my family and friends.
Originally when I began my journey at FGCU, I was unsure of the specific degree I was most interested in pursuing. Once I started taking communication and public relations introductory courses, my passion for this field of work formed, and I realized that this is the direction I want to lead my life. As a result, I am here at PTE looking forward to the upcoming months and what they will bring.
I have learned about public relations in the classroom, but nothing can compare to the hands on experience of learning the true day-to-day lifestyle of a PR specialist. I am eager to truly embark in this journey and to gain knowledge about social media strategies, reputation management and branding to name a few. Working alongside the professional staff and fellow interns, I am anticipating a very rewarding experience here at Pushing The Envelope!