898 Marketing Welcomes Our Summer Class of Interns

898 marketing summer interns

898 Marketing Welcomes Our Summer Class of Interns

Over the past year, 898 Marketing’s internship program has given over a dozen local college students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with a variety of clients across a wide range of industries. The summer class brings two returning and three new faces to 898 Marketing with everyone looking to expand their experience and knowledge while growing personally and professionally.

“This year has been very different for college students across the country. COVID-19 has taken away many internship opportunities, preventing them from gaining valuable experience in their field and applying their education all while learning in a real world setting,” said Jeff Ryznar, President of 898 Marketing.  “We’re proud to continue our commitment to our internship program and welcome our next group of interns. They will experience the same opportunities and responsibilities this program provides with our clients while continuing to help us improve this valuable initiative.”

898 Marketing’s summer interns include…

Jake Francisco is a senior at Youngstown State University (YSU) and will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Marketing with a Management Track. Francisco is also an alumnus of Ursuline High School and returns to 898 as a marketing intern working on social media, website development, and video production.

Mike Francisco will begin his senior year at YSU in the fall and is on track to graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and minoring in Marketing Management. He is also an alumnus of Ursuline High School. This summer he also returns as a marketing intern working on content development, blog writing, video production, and more.

Michael Merdich is a senior at YSU and will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majoring in Information Technology with a concentration in Security and a minor in Management Information Systems. Merdich is an alumnus of Boardman High School. This summer, he joins the digital integration team to assist with WordPress, HTML and CSS Website development as well as SEO and analytics.

Patrick Thomas, a senior at Miami University, is on track to graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Strategic Communications and English with a focus on professional writing. He is also an alumnus of Ursuline High School, and, as a marketing intern, will work on content development, blog writing, and more.

British Wagner, an alumnus of YSU, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree while majoring in Telecommunications with a focus on Sports Broadcasting. She is also an alumnus of Canfield High School. As a video production intern, Wagner will assist 898 Marketing with setting up, shooting, tearing down, and editing video production efforts for multiple clients for television, social, and website content.