A senior at SUNY Oswego pursuing a degree in communications with a minor in business, Duguay is excited to be working with the United Way.? ?I knew United Way benefitted the entire county but I did not know the extent to which it helps those in need,? said Duguay.? ?The work that United Way does is impressive.?? I am enjoying working with the staff and learning about the impact that United Way and the programs it helps to support has on Oswego County.? This is great opportunity,? said Duguay.
While at United Way, Duguay will be assisting Resource Development Director Ali McGrath with every aspect of the agency?s annual campaign including presentations at member agencies, businesses, and civic organizations. Having previously served an internship with the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce?s Buffalo-Niagara Partnership, where she helped plan and oversee a number of special events, Duguay is especially enjoying the planning and preparation for the United Way?s Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast.
?Event planning has always been a passion for me,? said Duguay.? ?It?s rewarding to help put together events that are well received and enjoyed by those that attend.? The hands on experience I received at the Buffalo Chamber will be helpful as I take on the challenge of my United Way internship.?
?We are delighted to welcome Kalyn to our staff,? said McGrath. ?In the short time she?s been with us she?s exemplified great skills and taken initiative several aspects of the internship.?
?I?m happy to be a part of an agency that does so much to bring about a positive change in my community.? It?s a privilege to be able to intern with United Way of Greater Oswego County and I appreciate the opportunity,? added Duguay.