What do Pegasus Interns do?
We write, design, research, photograph, brainstorm, coordinate, interview, analyze, implement, and code, all with the goal of supporting the Oglethorpe brand.
Pegasus members write Oglethorpe stories for the Source like this one about an alumna who made the AJC’s list of 30 Under 30, or this one about Oglethorpe classes learning outside of the classroom. We’ve also written stories that were published in the Carillon, Oglethorpe’s magazine, like Exploring Cultural Crossroads and The Art of Living & Learning. We also tell stories through video, whether it’s a recording of a guest speaker, or of students at the symposium, they edit the video and put it on OU’s You Tube channel.
Social Media Marketing
We help manage Oglethorpe’s official social media accounts, the OglethorpeLife Instagram account, and social profiles for The Arts at Oglethorpe and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. You know all those tweets that go out throughout the year about upcoming events at Oglethorpe? Lets just say Pegasus interns become very familiar with Sprout Social!
Did you know that Oglethorpe has not just one website, but a network of over 60 of them? And we work in almost every single one, from A_LAB to Greek Life to Res Life. Pegasus interns have two Macs to work on, as well as a souped-up video-editing computer with dual monitors. Sometimes they update web content for other departments, and other times we get to dig in and develop a new website, or reorganize and redesign an existing one. All of Oglethorpe’s websites are in WordPress, which requires little coding skills, but provides the opportunity to learn them if you’re interested.
Event Promotion and Coverage
We promote and help coordinate major campus events, including Oglethorpe’s annual traditions (Petrels of Fire, Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium, etc.) and other big special events. This may involve creating ads for the TLCC tv screens, recording lectures and then editing & uploading them to You Tube, or submitting events to the Source & sharing them on Oglethorpe’s social media profiles.
Support of the Arts at Oglethorpe
We work closely with the Oglethorpe University Museum of Arts and Oglethorpe’s music and theatre departments to tell internal and external audiences about their exhibits, events, lectures and concerts. We do a lot of this through the arts’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
…and lots of other miscellaneous things, like spearheading a campus-wide marketing campaign to make sure students are aware of summer housing and tuition discounts, coordinating a professional photographer to take faculty/staff head shots, or representing Pegasus Creative at the on-campus career fair each spring.