This summer, we have three interns working remotely on various projects relative to the communication and marketing efforts of the Umbra Institute, as well as that of our sibling school, ISI Florence, through ISI Abroad.
In our excitement to welcome each one of them, we’ve asked them to briefly introduce themselves to the rest of our community:
Tatum Marino (Arcadia University):
I studied at the Umbra Institute in Perugia for the Spring 2020 semester. I took part in their Digital Marketing class and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to explore it further, which I am now able to do through the internship working on similar projects and continuing my relationship with the program.
I believe this internship will help me prepare for my future plans to work abroad as well as immerse me in the digital aspect of my Communications major through website and content creation. It will also help me expand my skill set through learning about marketing analysis of social media and websites. It will give me real-world experience in my field and broaden my horizons to learn beyond the classroom, as well as allow me to explore past my typical interests.
Zac Caspersen (Clark University):
In fall of 2019 I had the pleasure to study at the Umbra Institute and enroll in the Food & Sustainability Studies Program. I’m thrilled to be able to continue my learning this summer remotely while still connecting with the ISI Abroad staff in Italy. This internship came as a pleasant surprise after my other opportunities that were planned months earlier were unfortunately canceled due to covid-19.
A future goal of mine is to work within the travel industry; possibly at a study abroad school, a travel agency, or even my own business. I believe it is important for people to have the opportunity to see and appreciate the world for the wonders that it has.
Carly Mastrangelo (University of Connecticut):
What excites me about this internship so far is that I’m excited to learn more about social media and marketing in an experience-based learning opportunity. I’m interested in international communication and marketing because I love social media and communication, as well as traveling and learning more about different cultures.