Julia Hanson, IM Section
I had the privilege of being SRM’s 2019 Annual Meeting Intern in Minneapolis, Minnesota this last February. I was responsible for SRM’s social media during the meeting, assisting with SRM’s apparel booth and sales, as well as assisting Office Services Manager Vicky Trujillo with a variety of tasks.
I attended my first SRM Annual Meeting in 2018, and became a member of the Society. I was excited to learn about the internship opportunity which would help me to become more involved in the Society, get an inside look at how the Annual Meeting functions, make more professional connects within the SRM, as well as give me the opportunity to attend another SRM Annual Meeting.
Many of my responsibilities during the meeting required me to work closely alongside the Young Professionals Conclave (YPC). I had previously been interested in getting connected with YPC, and the internship position initiated involvement and helped make those connections. I am now a part of the YPC Advisory Council as well as the Wildrags Task Force Chair. I look forward to working with the Conclave even more in the future.
This internship opens the door to many opportunities, jobs, and friendships across the country. I would encourage anyone who wants to get more involved in the Society, and in the Annual Meetings to apply for this internship.