Ali Cerasuolo Joins Caster Team as Summer Intern
It’s no secret that post-grad life can be fairly intimidating and utterly confusing. Saying good bye to your home of four years and hello to a world of uncertainty is daunting but also exciting. Fortunately for me I landed a summer internship with Caster Communications less than a month after graduating from the University of Rhode Island. Instead of returning home to East Longmeadow, Massachusetts I have the chance to experience a true Rhode Island summer. At URI my main area of study was textile merchandising and design, but after two years I decided to branch out. It only took one introductory PR class to find a new interest and show me another industry in which I could build a career. Following that one class I filled my schedule with communications and public relations courses in order to be prepared for graduation. Besides attending classes and studying I was secretary of the Textile Honor Society, wrote online content for College Fashionista and participated in URI’s annual Spring Splash Fashion Show.
I’ve held various internship positions involving public relations, social media management and marketing which gave me a chance to embrace my skills and prepare me for my summer at Caster. I have worked for local businesses, apparel companies and a radio station, which has given me a unique range of experience. Running social media sites, developing content and carrying out revamp plans are just part of my experience. I also participated in promotional events for concerts, gathered up to date information on popular music artists and created digital posts for company websites.
In my spare time I enjoy laying on the beach, traveling to new places, finding new recipes to try out and laughing at Parks and Rec memes. As an avid “pinner” I rarely go a day without adding to my already overflowing Pinterest account. I have always been interested in writing, using social media and promotional tactics. These interests have helped me to discover and be involved in the world of public relations. I am eager to learn as much as possible this summer from all of the friendly and talented people who work at Caster. Here’s to a fantastic post-grad summer!