Kennesaw State University Communication major wins 2008 Summer Internship Challenge at Manning, Selvage and Lee


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 24, 2010) — Kennesaw State University Communication major Miguel Sepulveda knew the competition to be invited to compete in 2008 Summer Internship Challenge in the Atlanta office of Manning, Selvage and Lee, one of the world's leading communication firms, would be intense. To win one of the three coveted slots would indeed be nearly beyond his wildest dreams.

From over 200 applicants representing universities across the southeast, Sepulveda became one of the 14 public relations students invited to participate in the Summer Internship Challenge April 18. And after a series of competitive challenges that included one-on-one interviews, a brainstorming session, a writing and editing test, and minigroup presentations that offered ideas for promoting an environmentally-friendly high definition television, Sepulveda emerged as one of the chosen three.

"It was a great opportunity just to be invited to participate in the MS&L Internship Challenge,” said the KSU senior, who is in the Public Relations concentration. “When they told me I was one of the three chosen for the summer internship program at MS&L it was a dream come true for me."

"For his professors here in the Communication Department, Miguel winning the Summer Internship Challenge was no surprise," said Department of Communication Chair Birgit Wassmuth. "He is an impressive young man. Miguel will be a great representative for the quality program we are building in the Department of Communication and for the quality students the university is attracting," she added.

Sepulveda currently serves as vice president of PRSSA-KSU Chapter and will become president in the fall. He has earned the President's and Dean's List Recognition and was inducted into the National Communication Honor Society, Alpha Theta Chapter, in Spring 2008.

MS&L is a global communication agency with 54 offices throughout North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, as well as an extensive global affiliate network. MS&L won PRWeek's Best Use of Internet/New Media Award in both 2006 and 2007. The firm is a member of the Publicis Groupe, the world’s fourth largest communications group.

With 880 majors, the Department of Communication is the second-largest department in terms of enrollment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. It offers four concentrations: Public Relations, Journalism and Citizen Media, Organizational Communication and Media Studies.