Stick to Change
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Renata Carlos Daou

Liberal Arts Major: International Politics
Other Major: Journalism
Hometown: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Experience Time: Fall 2021

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

Stick to Change is a youth-led, global organization that promotes racial and social equity. Their digital platform shares content such as articles, art, and videos produced by youth to inspire other young activists to take action in their local communities. As an intern, I write and edit articles for them, ultimately raising awareness about important issues around the world.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Working with Stick to Change will be an incredible opportunity for me to expand my knowledge in newswriting and communications, as well as social justice, both important for a career in the humanitarian field. I believe that Stick to Change will help me gain experience with writing, social media, multicultural knowledge, experience working with people from different backgrounds, and global understanding.

"Working with Stick to Change will be an incredible opportunity for me to expand my knowledge in newswriting and communications, as well as social justice, both important for a career in the humanitarian field."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I will be acting as a writer and editor to Stick to Change. As a writer, I will gain more experience writing on a deadline, researching, and crafting articles. I will become more experienced in the technical part of the job, which will allow me to obtain the experience necessary that is asked for the jobs I want to apply for after graduation. While working as an editor, I will be able to get experience in revising, finding mistakes and faulty points within publications, and I will be more knowledgeable about issues around the world while reading what other students from all over the world find important. Both positions will allow me to grow in this field I love so much.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

I received enrichment funds to complete this experience. Being an international student in the US from a country with a currency difference of almost 6 reais to one dollar, the support provided is fundamental for my education at Penn State.

 For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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