Meet our Winter Intern, Anne Riley

We’re making a few organizational changes for 2020, but one thing we’re not changing is our intern program, which has been so important to our success in recent years. Our first intern of this new decade is Anne Riley, who recently graduated from the University of Iowa and joined us towards the end of January. Get to know Anne via the Q&A below!

What excites you about PR?

What are you most interested in learning during your internship at 3Points?

What was your favorite class you took at Iowa?

You’ve worked in a few marketing and communication roles within the sports industry. Can you tell us a bit about these roles, and what interesting things you learned about the sports world?

I also worked for a sports agency in Chicago that represents NFL coaches. In that role, I created owned media and prepared documents for the coaches prior to interviews, and also prepared talking points for press conferences. Something interesting about the sports industry is how many moving parts it takes to put together an event on television. The chaos of the media truck would have to be my favorite part, but there are so many different departments and organizations working together to broadcast a game that fans tend to not think about. After four years of working in sports media, I have a greater appreciation for the live stats, facts, and graphics that pop up on the screen while you’re watching a sporting event!

You recently took a trip to Europe — what was your favorite part of your trip?

  • When staying in hostels, you meet so many people from all over the world. The hostel I stayed at in Prague was so welcoming — they made me feel like family from the second I walked in. I met so many amazing people there and I can see myself staying connected with at least a couple of them in the long term.
  • I took a “Dumplings and Goulash” cooking class, and the host was more than welcoming. She not only let me cook alongside her, but also taught me about the traditions and culture of the city.
  • Shoutout to 3Points’ Sam Svoboda for the recommendations — I was able to jump right into the city and almost feel like a local! There weren’t too many other tourists in January, so while I did do extremely touristy activities, I also was able to spend some time off the beaten path, which made my time in Prague feel very authentic.

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