Internship Spotlight – Erin Ballard

The HJGT hires many interns from across the U.S. and even beyond! We’d like to share the experiences and lives of some of interns so that future students may be inspired by their hard work and dedication. Today, we’re interviewing Erin Ballard, a digital media intern from Georgia Southern University.
Erin Ballard

How has your experience been in the HJGT internship program?

My experience as an intern with HJGT has been incredibly educational so far. I didn’t have any
marketing experience when I joined the team, and I was a bit hesitant to delve into digital
marketing with such a limited view on it. I started with writing press releases, and have since
expanded more into our weekly newsletter and email marketing campaigns as well.


What are your professional goals after the internship/graduation?

This question I’m afraid doesn’t have a clear-cut answer. I’ll be graduating from Georgia
Southern University in May with my BS in Sports Management and minor in Management. I’m
excited to see where I end up after receiving my degree and I know the skills I’ve learned while
interning with HJGT will be useful no matter where I work in the future.

What was your favorite sports memory growing up?

I was an athlete from 8 th grade up until my junior year of college. I used to compete in precision
rifle shooting, and I have several fond memories of traveling with my teammates throughout
high school and as a D1 athlete on the Georgia Southern Women’s Rifle Team. I think one of my
favorite memories is from the conference championships in 2022. My friend and I were the last
two standing in the top-8 elimination final, and I won the individual title for that discipline.

What’s your favorite part about working remotely?

I enjoy working remotely because of the freedom it gives me in my daily life. I like to spend time
with my cats and working on building up my small business in my free time, and not having a
commute to work gives me more time to do the things I enjoy.

If you could live in any fantasy world, what would it be and why?

I would love to fly with the Thirteen in Throne of Glass. Although having a garden in Middle
Earth would also be something that I’d enjoy tremendously.




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