Intern Spotlight: Gretchen Cundiff

RLF is devoted to big ideas. And we love when our interns contribute. A great way to get involved in our interactive internship program is to be creative, share theories and always ask questions.
RLF is excited to have four interns with us for the summer. And our final spotlight for the week is on Gretchen!

Gretchen Cundiff
I am from Richmond, Va. and will be a senior at Elon University this fall.  Since my freshman year at Elon, I found my passion to be in public relations and decided to major in strategic communications, and minor in international studies and leadership studies.
What is your dream job?
Account Executive at a top, full-service communications firm that incorporates both public relations and advertising.
 What do you do when you aren’t at RLF?
I have stayed busy this summer taking an online advertising course and caring for an elderly lady and her dog. I also work in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon as a media coordinator. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, running, reading, watching romantic comedies and traveling around North Carolina.
What is a fun fact about you?
One of my great, great grandmothers was one of the original Radio City Rockettes.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is The Help, and I enjoyed the movie adaptation, as well.
If you could go out to lunch every day, where would it be?
I would go to Panera; I love the fresh-baked breads, hearty soups, flavorful salads and tasty smoothies.
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
So far, my RLF experience has been eye-opening as I have never been exposed to an agency setting before, and I look forward to enhancing my communication skills. I love the enthusiasm, positive work atmosphere and support system that the RLF team displays, and I feel very welcome in the office as an intern.
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