Intern Introductions Part III: Meet Lena


Third up in overdue introductions: Meet our second digital intern, Lena Pringle. Like Danielle, she’s also a senior Communication Studies major on track to graduate from Furman in May 2015–and a former digital communications student of our digital strategist, Emily, as well.

Lena provides digital content support for a variety of projects–UBJ, Greenville Journal, the Community Journals brand itself & a new site for TOWN currently under construction.

What’s your favorite thing about working in media/media as an industry?

My favorite thing about working in media is that you have the power to control how things are seen. It is also very fun to be in charge of such a creative aspect that people see and use daily. It makes you feel important.

What’s your favorite stuff to read (sites/magazines/books/whatever)?

I really enjoy reading those quirky blogs about life and relationships. It almost seems like someone has figured some aspects of life out so it gives me hope that I can do the same. Lame? Yes I know but there are some really good articles and blogs out there.

How lucky are you and why?

In my opinion, I am very lucky and blessed! I have been given a beautiful life to live and have had the privilege of experiencing a wide range of things in only a short 21 years.

What’s the last great event/trip/concert/outing you attended, and why was it so great?

The last greatest trip I’ve been on was a trip to New Zealand during the month of May with my school for a May Experience course with my school. The course was called Communication, Identity, and Culture in New Zealand. The trip was amazing! I had never been to that part of the hemisphere of the world before so that coupled with the bungy jumping, the zorb-ing, and the many different types of beer made for a wonderful trip and an unforgettable experience.

How does the internet work?

The internet works by giving one what they want. Whether that is done by answering a question, showing a picture, analyzing a fact, and/or providing the “truth” the internet is simply a giver that never gets mad at how much it gives.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten, OR favorite life quote?

The best of advice I’ve ever gotten is ” to whom much is given, much is required.” This has always motivated me to work hard and never take anything I have for granted.