OVAC Intern Profile: Alex Roy

April 23, 2014

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This is a guest post by one of our current spring interns, Alexandra Roy. Alex shares her unique perspective as an intern.

I applied to be an intern with OVAC having absolutely no experience with them, let alone Non-Profit organizations in general. What I do have experience in is art. I am a graduating senior at Oklahoma City University getting my BFA in Studio Art and, as such, get many, many questions about the future. I’m talking LOADS of them and each time I’m put on the spot having absolutely no idea what to say. Because of this I thought I should probably look for an internship so that maybe once I have graduated and am looking for work I will have something on my resume to show actual experience besides school. With the help from my professors I found OVAC. I applied hoping to get it, not really knowing what to expect. I got lucky.

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OVAC Intern Alex Roy

Things I have done while here are quite varied and include office work, filing, stuffing envelopes, writing artist bios, updating online calendars, finding events around the state, entering member information into our system, getting to see Art Focus from start to finish, see and work on the new website, help with and work at Momentum, help get ready for the Tulsa Artist Studio Tour, and make a map to show the areas OVAC’s members are in.
I have enjoyed working here not only because I am a fan of what OVAC does for artists in Oklahoma, but also because of the amazing women I have gotten to work with. The best part of this internship is the people involved and I consider myself to be lucky enough to have met, talked with, and learned from the OVAC staff. I recommend everyone should be involved with this organization in some way, shape, or form. I hope that all of these ladies know how much I have enjoyed being here and how thankful I am to have worked with them.

Even though I still have no idea what I am going to do once I graduate, in 4 very short weeks, thanks to this experience I feel more prepared to go out into the big, wide, scary world and dive in, head first.

If you are interested in applying for an OVAC Intern Position, email a resume and cover letter to Kerry Azzarello at office@ovac-ok.org. Deadline for summer is April 30th!