Career Connection Talk

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This internship with AMF has been very beneficial to me because of the opportunity I am receiving to better my skills and gain new experiences in the working world. One of the best things that Victoria, our intern director, does during our time here is the Career Connection talks. Victoria contacts and brings in former AMF interns to talk and discuss about their career path and how they got to the position they are in today.

About 3 weeks ago, we had our first Career Connection at AMF. Emily Kurzhals was an AMF intern in the Fall of 2016. She recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Communications and a Minor in Organizational Leadership, Certificate in Public Relations. Emily now works at P.L. Marketing in Cincinnati as a Space Planning Analyst for Kroger stores.

One of the biggest things I received out of Emily’s presentation was her path to finding a full-time job out of school was difficult. I am currently in the job search and there have been many times where I have felt overwhelmed. Hearing about Emily’s path and how she had a summer internship before finding a full-time job calmed my nerves a little bit because it reiterated that everyone’s path to a full-time job is different.

Another thing that this talk helped me with was the chance to question her about her resume, cover letter and interview questions. It is always good to hear ideas from another person because all employers look at resumes and cover letters differently, so having another opinion on how to write and format them could help me in the future.

I am looking forward to being able to talk with the next person coming in and hear their story about getting in to the working world.

If you are interested in an internship with AMF please contact Victoria Knepp at vknepp@munozfoundation.org.  We have internships every Spring, Summer and Fall at the Foundation!

Stay tuned for the next blog post by Dayna about our Lineman of the Year Banquet!

-Ryan Q

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A Look Back at Straight “A” 2017, and an Exciting 2018 Ahead!

Do you know an outstanding high school student? Are they looking to pursue a college education? If you answered yes to these questions, you need to nominate them for our Straight “A” Scholarship! Our Straight “A” Scholarship nominations are currently open, and will close on Friday, March 2nd. So, what exactly are we looking for in our Straight “A” Nominations? This award recognizes students who…

  • Pursue Academic Excellence
  • Have Achieved Athletically
  • Actively serve the community
  • Possess a strong Ambition
  • Have a winning Attitude
  • Ability to overcome Adversity

From hundreds of nominations, the Foundation will choose 18 finalists. They will then be recognized at a luncheon hosted at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Thanks to the Harold C. Schott Foundation, finalist will be rewarded $2,000, while one male and one female finalists will be awarded an additional $3,000 towards their college education.

As a scholarship that has been around since 2002, we have had amazing students receive our scholarship, and go on to make a large impact in their communities and beyond. Recently, we caught up with some finalists from 2017, and learned how their adjustment to college has been.

Alessia Accordino

Alessia Accordino is currently attending Ohio University, where she is pursuing a major in Nursing with a minor in Psychology. She has a bright future ahead, where she plans to help those with mental disabilities through an outreach program.

Cory Baird

As a freshman at Bowling Green State University, Cory Baird already has goals and plans to receive a doctorate in Physical Therapy. When catching up with the Foundation, Cory said, “The Straight “A” Scholarship and the Anthony Munoz Foundation has opened a plethora of opportunities for my college career and has motivated me to invest in myself and my schoolwork even more than I expected. I hope that others take advantage of the opportunities given by this great foundation.”

Margaret Verst

Maggie Verst is an actively involved freshman at the Ohio State University, where she is majoring in STEM Education. When she has time away from studying, she is involved in both an Observation Program and Scholars Program, as well as various other activities. Her hopes are to work for Teach for America, and one day open her own charter school.

Tre Whittaker

Studying Exercise Science at the University of Dayton, Tre Whittaker is looking to enter a Physician Assistant Program after graduation. While talking with Tre, he told us “The Straight ‘’A’’ Scholarship has helped to give me the ability to come to college. Without the Anthony Munoz foundation, it would be a lot harder to be in school because I would be building up debt. I just want to say thank you again and I hope that I can continue to be apart of the AMF family!”

These students have gone on to do great things in college, and we cannot wait to follow their journeys.

Ready to nominate a student? Nominations and requirements can be found on our website. The nominations will close on Friday, March 2nd. Nominate a student today!

Meet the Interns Spring 2018

Intern Graphic.jpgHello, AMF supporters! Welcome to the new year. With the new year, that means new interns! Each semester the Anthony Muñoz Foundation brings on new student interns to gain valuable work experience and help run the programs put on by AMF. This year we have a total of five interns with various positions and skills. I enjoy music so the question that I asked my fellow interns to get to know them better was, “If there was a playlist to your life, what would the title be and why?”

My name is Ryan Quilty and I am a senior Sport Management and Public Relations double major with a Business minor from Xavier University. I am from Gurnee, IL, which is about 45 minutes north of Chicago. My role with AMF this semester is Assistant Program Coordinator for the Impact for Eternity Camp and tutor/social media for our Whiz Kids Program If there was a playlist to my life, I think it would be titled “Get Your Groove On” because I listen to all different types of music that make you want to dance and have fun. This also describes my way of living life because this playlist is light-hearted and I try to not freak out about the small things in life and just enjoy it as it comes.

The next intern in the office is Dayna Prinz. Dayna is a senior studying Sports Administration at the University of Cincinnati. She is originally from Cincinnati and went to McAuley High School! Dayna’s role with AMF is the Coordinator for Lineman of the Year Banquet and she will be helping out with the Hall of Fame Week. If Dayna had a playlist to her life it would be titled, “Just a Country Gal in Cincinnati” because all of Dayna’s music on Spotify is country music and she wishes that she could have been born in the Florida. If you ever meet Dayna make sure to ask her about Kenny Chesney and she will profess her love for him. A fun fact about Dana is that even though she attends UC, she is a huge Xavier Basketball fan!

Meggie Strawser is the next intern up! She is a Senior at University of Cincinnati and is also from Cincinnati.  Meggie’s role with AMF is the Impact Intern and handles the Straight “A” Scholarship, Service Challenge, and Scholarship Fund. If Meggie’s life was a Spotify playlist it would be titled, “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive.” This is because she tries to stay as optimistic as possible and always look for the good in every day and Meggie thinks that this playlist would be a great reminder to always have something to smile about! Another fact about Meggie is that she loved interning with AMF so much last semester that she came back for her second go-around.

Third on the list is Kate Lisena. She is a sophomore Graphic Design major at Xavier University. Kate is from Rochester, New York and her role with AMF this semester is Graphic Design Intern. She will be in charge of branding and developing design materials for all the AMF events this spring. If Kate had to describe her life in a music playlist, she thinks the title would be, “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” because she is not a very decisive person and she tends to choose two paths instead of one. Kate is an interesting one because she listens to both country and rap music. I for sure would want to listen to this playlist if she is going to have that kind of a mixture of music! One fact that Kate wants everyone to know is that she is addicted to coffee. She told me that she has about 4 cups of coffee a day! I am no doctor but that does not sound healthy… but Kate is alive and working hard for AMF, so that’s all that matters.

Last but not least, we have Tricia Dreyer. Tricia is a freshman exploratory major at University of Cincinnati. She is from the Cincinnati area and was one of AMF’s Scholarship Fund Recipients last year. Tricia is the Whiz Kids Program Development Intern and tutor for AMF this semester. A playlist to Tricia’s life would be promptly titled, “No Days Off” because she has a packed schedule and always makes sure she has something to keep her busy. One of the best ways to keep Tricia motivated is through music. It is a well-known fact that if you play “Across the Universe” by The Beatles for Tricia, she will become so motivated that she will finish a 30-minute project in 10 minutes!

Stay tuned for next week’s blog on the Straight “A” Scholarship brought to you by Meggie!

-Ryan Quilty