Megan Ortwein

Student and Public relations intern in Austin, Texas

Megan Ortwein

Student and Public relations intern in Austin, Texas

I am currently a fourth year (senior) public relations student in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations at the greatest university in Texas! #Hookem. I am able to apply the useful skills I learn from my classes to my current internship with Whole Foods Market at their global headquarters here in Austin. As an intern, I am also a contributing member of the PR team. I spend most of my time drafting news releases and pitches, assessing and adding recent coverage to the WFM newsroom, compiling tailored media lists, identifying key influencers and pitching opportunities, data organization using software like TrendKite, and many more hands-on tasks that are helping to mold me as a PR professional. (For past work experience, please refer to my LinkedIn page).

I am very passionate about the lifestyle and hospitality industry and would ultimately like to work in-house one day, but as an entry-level worker, I am also interested in starting my professional adventure on the agency-side.

I'm still discovering my passions within the communications sphere. So far, my interests include PR and media relations, copywriting, social media management, digital marketing communications, event planning, analytics and research.

On the road to discovering my career passions, I have learned a lot about myself. My interests span from cooking to volunteering at the local animal shelter to training for marathons. I am obsessed with the outdoors and getting my daily dose of Vitamin D! My bucket list contains a multitude of athletic endeavors, countries to explore, DIY projects to complete, and unique foods to try. The greatest priority on that extensive list is my desire to find a career that I am truly passionate about.

For more information, please email me or check out my LinkedIn (link below)!

  • Work
    • Montgomery County United Way
  • Education
    • Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations