The Metropolitan Council’s Annual Internship Program and Urban Scholars Program offers a wide variety of opportunities to qualifying interns. Learn more and apply at metrocouncil.org.
The Public Relations Intern will assist the Public Relations Manager and the Public Relations Specialist in media outreach activities and media responses; propose, report and write stories for Metro Transit’s blog, Rider’s Almanac; attend weekly communications meetings and actively participate in planning of internal and external communications.
Open to many fields of study, ideally Communications, Journalism or Marketing, but not necessary. This placement seeks applicants that are curious, confident, have strong writing skills, and have some experience taking public transit, or willingness to take transit to complete assignments.
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Carie Statz is a marketing and sales instructor. She began teaching at DCTC in 1998.
Carie is pursuing her doctorate in business administration (DBA), has a master's degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has a bachelor's degree in from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she minored in Spanish and majored in mass communications with an emphasis on advertising and public relations.
At the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, she pursued general studies in Spanish and anthropology. She also attended the Grantsmanship Training Program at Marquette University.
Carie continues her education through software upgrades and Web applications. She also attends seminars, courses, and conferences covering new trends in marketing and graphic design.
Her nonprofit marketing experience includes supervisory positions at DCTC, UWM, and the Community Action Program of Janesville, Wisconsin. Her for-profit experience includes work for Walt Disney World, Oscar Mayer Foods, and TCF Bank of Wisconsin.
Carie published "How the News Media Affects the Public's Perception of Crime" as her thesis.
In 2003 and 2007, Carie was nominated as "DCTC Instructor of the Year." As DCTC's marketing director, she won several awards for marketing materials, including radio and television commercials as well as viewbooks and catalogs. In 2003, she won the Silver IABC Award for designing the college's 2002-2003 viewbook.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Carie strives to "bring the real world into the classroom as much as possible so students are prepared for work upon graduation."
The best part of her job as a DCTC instructor is hearing from internship supervisors about how they would rather hire a prepared student from DCTC than another student from a four-year college.
Carie is a member of the American Marketing Association and does volunteer work for Treasurers of the Heart and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.