Claire Bednarski goes to the Ohio State University and is a senior studying international relations, diplomacy, public policy and Spanish. Claire has been in the DME internship for two years and has risen through the ranks to now hold the position of co-Social Media ELT where she manages social media content for the VA’s social media accounts.
Claire says that one of her favorite things to do in the internship is the Content Calendar which makes social media posts that talk about the national holidays of the year for Veterans. Claire works on the graphics and captions of these posts and she says it is really important for Veterans to see them online because of the significant impact the military has had on their lives and to help honor their service.
Since she will be graduating in a few months, Claire reflects on how her former positions as DH and DO of different departments helped her become a better social media ELT and explains how her leadership experience has taught her how to do things on her own and to ask more questions to leadership and other ELTs when she needs help or advice.