Connector US Interns 2010June 30th, 2010
Connector has two interns working with them from the States this summer. Shelsea and Andrew have joined the team last week and will be with us for six weeks. They have come through EUSA, a not-for-profit internship organization that every summer brings 300 interns to Dublin so they get work experience in Irish companies.
Here it is some more background about Shelsea & Andrew:
Shelsea Rawson is currently attending Seattle University as a junior and a strategic communications major. She is very interested in non-profit event planning and social media. She is involved in on-campus activities such as Dance Marathon, a 16 hour event benefitting Seattle Childrenâ€™s Hospital; not only did she help start the project but also was internal co-director for the 2009 marathon. Other campus organizations that Shelsea has been involved with include the Orientation Advisor program and the Student Events and Activates Council, where she brought bands to campus bi-monthly for students to enjoy for free. Shelsea is also a supervisor at the Connolly Center and works in the Student Activities Office as an information assistant.
Outside school, Shelsea likes to volunteer her time to others and was recently involved with Neighborhood House, a non-profit organization in Seattle. Her most recent project was the organizationâ€™s annual breakfast event, which will house more than 800 people at the Seattle Convention Center.
In her spare time, Shelsea enjoys being outdoors and spending time with loved ones. If she ever gets a free moment, Shelsea can be found enjoying herself on a hike or somewhere near the water. She loves to travel and is currently on a nine month traveling adventure through Europe and Central America.
Andrew Sides is currently a Graphic Design major at American University in Washington, DC. Â He was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri where his family still resides. Andrew is very involved in his community service fraternity at AU, Alpha Phi Omega. From 2009 to 2010 Andrew was the Membership Vice President for the fraternity and will continue to be heavily involved into his senior year.
Andrewâ€™s major is also his passion. He loves to work on graphic design and spends most of his free time learning, researching and creating graphic design work. He was the web intern for the womenâ€™s pro soccer team in DC in 2009. He tries to integrate his passion with his work as often as he can. He loves soccer so mixing his internship with graphic design was a unique opportunity.
In his spare time Andrew follows the United States national team and attends matches as often as he can. He also enjoys traveling, music, video games and movies. His long term goals are to become a packaging designer, branding designer, or a movie poster designer, or maybe all three. He is currently in Dublin working with Connector and has really enjoyed the time he has spent here thus far.