My name is Stephanie Trame, and I am from Saint Joseph, a small town in central Illinois. I go to school at Furman University where I am a rising junior studying Communication Studies and English.
I have always been very interested in the non-profit world and I wanted to intern at United Ministries because they gave me the opportunity to learn how they are run while also shadowing each of the programs they offer. This internship allows me to explore the communication and writing aspects of the business by working with Mission Advancement on some projects.
After college, I plan to stay in Greenville and hopefully get a job at a non-profit organization or a larger company in the communication field either promoting outreach or creating videos and working with volunteers.
As of right now, my dream job would be to travel the world either writing articles on hot topics or blogs on my experiences, or being a video journalist capturing parts of the world that many people don’t get to see. Hopefully, I could use that influence to write or create videos on human rights or problems in the world to promote change and give information.
One accomplishment that I am super proud of is my autoethnography research paper that I submitted for the Southern States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Conference. It was chosen to be presented at the conference and I got to stand up and talk about my research in front of a group of people and a judge.
Greenville is so unique, and is one of the reasons I chose to come to Furman. It is a growing city with a beautiful downtown and so many opportunities. Everyone in Greenville is so nice and welcoming, and I just love the atmosphere.