Last week, student-athletes from baseball and football got to visit Mitchell Communications in Fayetteville to experience the world of public relations. Mitchell Communications Chief Operating Officer Michael Clark gave the student-athletes an overview of the company and spoke about how the business got started and transformed into the global corporation that they are today.
Vice-president of Consumer Communications Susan Morgenstern and Vice-president for Corporate Communications shared insights on their current positions as well as gave advice on the top traits that they are looking for in potential employees.
Career Development Coordinator Alison Nail was pleased with the visit and felt like the students walked away with invaluable information. “Seeing our student-athletes get excited about the possibility of working for a dynamic and energetic company was truly exciting for me,” said Nail. “Mitchell Communications provided an opportunity to meet and ask questions from every department and see the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of how the business was run. Out of that came a greater understanding that many different degreed majors could potentially be hired and not just those with a communications degree.”
Every month, the Razorback Career Development Office provides an opportunity for student-athletes to visit a local company in the Northwest Arkansas area. Student-athletes are able to use these experiences to gain valuable information on breaking into the industry as well as learn what goes into the day-by-day operations of the business.