Carolyn White Bartoo, a professor in UD’s COMM department and director of the department’s internship program, has nabbed her own prestigious “internship” for this summer.
Bartoo, a UD alumna herself, was awarded a summer fellowship from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. The Center, whose mission is to bridge the gap between public relations education and practice, offered their fellowship to three educators last summer. The fellowship gives Bartoo the opportunity to spend two weeks with Ketchum, a Chicago-based agency and 2009 winner of The Holmes Report’s Large Agency of the Year. During her time there, Bartoo will be participating in the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as providing a workshop for the employees of Ketchum.
Though relatively new to the department, Bartoo is well-known for her work with UD’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter – with her help, the chapter has increased their membership 400% in the past year. Bartoo will be taking this skill set to Chicago, and returning in time to share her expanded knowledge with students in her highly popular public relations-focused courses.
For more information about the Plank Center, please visit their website.