CSI interns participate in one of five internships during the course of the academic year. In 2014-15, the internships include:
Internship B - Winter/Spring-2015 (12 weeks)
Residential Conferences Operations
Supervisor: Dawn Snyder, Assistant Director, Operations. Aimee Scrivens,Residential Conferences and Building Services Coordinator.
Unit Name: Operations.
Unit Functions: We maintain UHDS systems and operations to promote the success of our students and staff. Assignments, service centers, the Honesty program, family housing, scholar housing, and residential conferences are all part of the Operations unit.
Description: During Fall Term the CSI's will develop an online feedback form to send to residential conferences clients. Additionally, they will develop a thank you postcard to send to all Summer 2014 clients thanking them for their business, asking them to compete the feedback form, and providing more information about Summer 2015. The CSI's will also work with UHDS staff to develop a marketing plan for the Residential Conferences student staff positions and provide administrative support.
Res Ed Administrative Assistants
Supervisor: Ben Medeiros, Assistant Director, Living-Learning Commmunities
Unit Name: Residential Education
Unit Functions: Residence Education is a unit within University Housing and Dining Services. Our primary function is to create and maintain close interpersonal relationships with students and a sense of community among their peers to better support them in their social, personal, and academic growth while they live on campus.
Description: Provide administrative and programmatic support in a variety of areas within Residential Education. Some possible ideas include:
Marketing/Creating student surveys for Assessment
Supervisor: David Craig, Associate DDirector - Assessment
Unit Name: Assessment and Business Development
Unit Functions: Assessment of university Housing and Dining Services
Description: Interns will work on survey projects that will help gather data on student residents' satisfaction of services provided through UHDS. They will also help develop marketing ideas to get more students to participate in these surveys.
Multimedia and Social Media Projects
Supervisor: Nancy Raskauskas, Assistant Director-Marketing & Communications
Unit Name: Marketing & Communication
Unit Functions: Communicates with residents and prospective students via print publications, emails, website and social media content, videos, photography and in-person at various events to share information about UHDS programs and initiatives. Leads department in setting standards and policies for branding, marketing, and media relations.
Description: CSIs will work closely with the Assistant Director and future (unhired at this time) Online Marketing Specialist to practice and grow skills in basic writing, photography, videography, design, and web communications. CSIs will dive into the creative process of marketing to create and critique work with the rest of the MCA team.They will explore their own answer to the question: How can we use social networks to inform and engage the OSU community?
Inter-Hall and After Dark Challenge
Supervisor: Brenda Dao and Christopher Hughbanks
Unit Name: Resident Education
Unit Functions: Community development and large scale programs for all students living on campus in particular pure first year students.
Description: Attend Inter-Hall challenge and after dark late night programming, planning meetings, Assist with setup and cleanup of after dark late program events. Track attendance at events, assist in the tracking hall points and incentives. Develop new ideas that will help with ongoing attendance numbers including ideas for incentives and prizes for halls and individuals in attendance, Assist in the development and collection of program surveys ad satisfaction data.