This year with Parents of College Students, we had three fantastic seniors work with us: Hannah Fees, Claire Lewis, and Jennah Dillon. Each of these have taught everyone around them so much and has made Parents of College Students a better place each day they have been there. Here is a little more about them and who they are.
Hannah Fees is a senior from Fort Worth, Texas and is an Integrated Marketing and Communications major at Ole Miss. She has been working with Parents of College Students for the past two semesters and has loved every second of it. After graduation, she will be in Austin, Texas and is so excited for her new job. Her favorite memory from working with Parents of College Students was being in the office and collaborating with the whole team. One of the things she will miss the most about Ole Miss is “all of the wonderful friends and mentors I have met in Oxford.” When asked about what she learned from being an intern she said, “it was so hands on every day. What I loved most was bringing my own creativity to each task assigned.”
Claire Lewis, a senior from Richmond, Virginia, is another senior who has worked with Parents of College Students for two semesters. Her major is Broadcast Journalism and after graduation, she plans to move back to Richmond for a few years, but eventually wants to move to a bigger city on the East coast. She also plans on having a job in marketing, public relations, or journalism. Her favorite Parents of College Students memory was from “last semester when we were rebranding. It was so fun to update and refresh everything with our new logo. I wrote a press release for pics to our advertisers, and it was neat to see the whole process from start to finish.” She will miss the “close knit community” between the students and Oxford the most. She also said she will miss “being able to walk around campus and see familiar faces.” Something important Claire learned from college is that “ if you’re passionate about something or want to learn something new, just go for it.”
Our last senior is Jennah Dillon from Tylertown, Mississippi. She is an Integrated Marketing and Communications major with a specialization in Public Relations and Media Sales. She has been a Parents of College Students intern since June of 2020. After graduation, she hopefully will be working in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her favorite Parents of College Students memory was getting a full team of interns in Fall of 2020. When asked about what she would miss most about Ole Miss, she said “Everything! But I will really miss being only a short drive from my best friends.” Something important she learned from both college and Parents of College Students was “not to be afraid to reach out to people, whether it’s with a professor or while searching for an internship or job.”
Our seniors this year have taught everyone around them so many new things and have been amazing to work with. Congratulations to them on their graduation and cheers to their future!