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Internship Spotlight

Brynn Saltzer Buskirk ’04 and Thomas Moyer ’16

When a Hound is thinking about a potential career path, they go right to the source: and for Thomas Moyer ’16, a marketing major with a minor in healthcare services, Brynn Buskirk ’04 was one of several alumni Moyer hoped would bring clarity and sage advice to his future. As the director of marketing and community relations at Phoebe Ministries, Brynn could offered more than some career coaching—she offered him an internship. “Tom has a genuineness about him that stood out to me,” she says. “He was eager to get to the work and was helpful in any way possible, even if it was something out of his realm of comfort.” All qualities important for a future in marketing, no doubt.

Moyer jumped right in writing press releases, designing flyers, performing data analysis and facilitate real marketing initiatives for the senior and special care facility. After one semester, Moyer now knows he’s on the right track for his career. “It makes me want to help out students that were in m yshoes and offer any sort of intern position at my future company,” he says.

Buskirk herself is a third generation Hound. As a student, her internship with the Red Cross pointed her toward a career in marketing, and her time as the vice president of recruitment for her sorority and as a tutor for the writing center helped catapult her career while teaching the importance of giving back. “I think about my journey, and I love seeing the same journey occurring within the students I meet,” she says. “Plus, I work in Muhlenberg territory, so seeing Moravian students succeed is even sweeter!”