RGV LEAD Mission Career Center Project Student Intern Is a Future Editor

Grecia Ramirez, a June 2015 Sharyland ISD graduate, plans to attend UTRGV to pursue a degree in English with a long-term goal of becoming a book editor. Through the Mission Career Center Project, which is coordinated by RGV LEAD, Ramirez is spending three weeks this summer as a student intern at the City of Pharr Innovation and Technology department.

Pamela Morales, Media Specialist II, City of Pharr, is Ramirez’s mentor for the internship. Morales stated that Ramirez is learning different styles of writing that will be beneficial to her future career. “Grecia is very eager to learn and participate. She has helped us by writing a profile article and a news brief covering the RGV Low Cost Spay/Neuter MASH Clinic Initiative,“ said Morales.

Morales and Ramirez set up at the City of Pharr Public Works to create a news video about the Spay/Neuter Mash Clinic initiative which will air in the city’s local news broadcast. Behind the camera, Ramirez learned what it takes to be in the journalism field. “Not only does it involve writing, but also there is so much more that happens behind the scenes,” said Ramirez.

“Reading and grammar have always been constant in my life. During this internship I have been able to edit and learn different styles of writing, and I have learned much more about this career. This has been a good experience! I am working with great people and I am learning so much,” said Ramirez. Having experiences with real-life writing and media technology has truly benefited Ramirez’s dream of becoming a book editor.

The Mission Career Center Project Summer Student Internship is part of an overall plan for the Mission Career Center project, which is funded by Mission Economic Development Corporation and coordinated by RGV LEAD with partners including La Joya ISD, Mission CISD, Sharyland ISD, and others. According to RGV LEAD’s Director, Dr. Norma Salaiz, “RGV LEAD is pleased to work with Mission EDC and the other partners because the project is of great benefit to participating students. There are currently ten other students spending their summers at local businesses as part of the Mission Career Center Project.”

Left to Right: Daniel Castro, Animal Shelter Manager; Grecia Ramirez, Sharlyand ISD Student Intern; Pamela Morales, Media Specialist II, City of Pharr; and Zita Mata, RGV Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Manager

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