OSWEGO, New York – Step One Creative, an Oswego-based marketing communications firm, has announced that Julie McCloskey, of Hopewell Junction, New York; Nick Liberati, of Poughkeepsie, New York; and Nicole Sheldon, of Oswego, New York; have joined their agency as interns for the spring semester, according to President Shane R. Stepien.
McCloskey, a senior marketing major at SUNY Oswego, and Liberati, a senior public relations major at SUNY Oswego, will assist Stepien in various client marketing projects, events and research.
Sheldon, who will work with Creative Director Mark Proud, is a senior graphic design major at SUNY Oswego, and will assist Step One with various design projects and development.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to welcome all three interns to our agency,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Stepien. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We look forward to having them assist us on a variety of new projects throughout the spring.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They all are very talented and enthusiastic about succeeding in the fields of marketing, communications and graphic design ,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Proud. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Each will be a valuable addition to our team here at Step One.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In addition to McCloskeyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s internship at Step One Creative, she is also a four-year scholar athlete at SUNY Oswego, playing for the WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Soccer teamÃ‚Â and running for the WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Track and Field teams.Ã‚Â She enjoys volunteering her time and will be participating in building a house with Habitat for Humanity during her spring break this March.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am very excited about this opportunity to learn more about the inter workings of a marketing and communications firm,Ã¢â‚¬Â said McCloskey. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Being able to increase my knowledge of various marketing activities will be very beneficial for my last semester here at SUNY Oswego and also down the road towards my career.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Liberati, who previously interned for Step One during the summer of 2009, is also a student athlete, playing for the Oswego State MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Soccer team. Liberati interns on campus as well, helping to promote campus events and community service opportunities.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I had a wonderful experience last year with Step One and look forward to taking on new public relations initiatives,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Liberati. Ã¢â‚¬Å“They haveÃ‚Â allowed me to expand my abilities and understanding of the public relations field, which will be invaluable to me as I enter the job market in May.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Sheldon enjoys practicing Bikram yoga and creates various creative projects for her family business, a Bikram Yoga studio, located in Oswego, New York.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am very interested in brand design and am seeking experience and skills for a future career in this field,Ã¢â‚¬Â saidÃ‚Â Sheldon. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am very excited to obtain this experience at Step One Creative and am eager to use the knowledge and skills I develop here for opportunities going forward.
Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is marketing communications firm located at 56 West Third Street in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and capital campaign development/fundraising to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.
For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit them online at www.steponecreative.com.