Hi there! My name is Kaitlyn Dwenger and I just began my fall internship with O’Keeffe PR. I am a fourth year student at the University of Cincinnati and I am studying Rhetoric and Professional Writing, as well as pursuing a certificate in Copyediting and Publishing. I have loved reading and writing since I was little (thanks, Harry Potter), so after stumbling as a nursing major for a semester, I found my rightful place as an English major shortly after. I have had some amazing internship opportunities to explore the world of marketing and communications, and I’m extremely excited to now add public relations to that list.
Why did you want to intern with O’Keeffe PR?
I was excited by O’Keeffe from the beginning—I am eager to learn and I can tell these folks are eager to share their knowledge. Because I have never worked directly in public relations, I thought an internship would be a great chance to get my feet wet and broaden my skill set.
If you could tell our clients one thing, what would it be?
You’re in good hands! I’ve barely been at O’Keeffe for two weeks and I truly believe our people know what they are doing and have our clients’ best interests at heart.
What was the last book you read?
I recently finished “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. You know when you finish the last page of a book and you feel a swarm of emotions and aren’t quite sure how to describe it? That’s how I felt after completing this book. I recommend you check it out if you like mystery or romance.
Shenanigans. It’s just fun to say.
Least favorite word?
Opportunity—but only because I consistently misspell it and second guess myself every time.
What profession other than marketing would you like to attempt?
I am very intrigued by the world of publishing—so maybe a career somewhere in that industry.
Tell me two truths and a lie.
I have met Taylor Swift. I fractured my skull when I was little. I crashed my car the first day I got it.