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Intern Insight: Alexis Maroney

Alexis Maroney- Marketing Intern

Alexis Maroney- Marketing Intern

Alexis Maroney is a Junior Psychology major with minors in Studio Art and Management at Wilkes University. She is also the Marketing Intern at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce for the Spring 2015.


Where are you from? 

I grew up in Phoenixville, PA, right outside of King of Prussia. I now live in Wilkes Barre, PA

Where are you going?

After college I plan to pursue a career in Industrial or Organizational Psychology and marry my fiance.

Why Wilkes-Barre?

I only applied to Wilkes University and Wilkes alone. I chose to go to college in NEPA because I really enjoyed the location Wilkes U was placed and the community that is developed in Wilkes-Barre. I chose my major because I did a bit of trial and error and realized a combination of psychology and business was the perfect match for me.

What are your thoughts on Wilkes-Barre?

My first impression of Greater Wilkes-Barre is how beautiful the architecture of the buildings here are. Most people I met from this area talk often about the various parks and Sheetz. I will remember this area most for the amazing college experience it gave me.

What are you involved with on campus?

I am currently a Resident Assistant as well as a Orientation Leader for First Year Students, along with both of those positions I am also Parliamentarian of the Psychology Club at Wilkes.

What would allow you to settle down in Wilkes-Barre?

I would settle down and live in NEPA for the rest of my life if there were options for jobs for me. I also wish someone would open a Wawa in Wilkes-Barre.When it comes to working in NEPA, unfortunately industrial and organizational psychology is not a large field.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy reading and writing. When the weather permits I love to go snowboarding. I also have a cat that I enjoy watching Netflix with when I can.

What are your plans after you graduate Wilkes?

I will be graduating  with a Bachelors in Psychology. I will be going to Mesa, AZ to get my Master’s in Business Administration directly after I graduate, and will be able to obtain it in about a year because of the program I am in. Perhaps the field will have grown by then and I will be able to return and work in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

If you could create your dream job, what would it be?

If I could create my dream job, it would be traveling the world and consulting for businesses, which actually is a real thing but it’s so hard to get into. This will be involved with industrial and organizational psychologist as a consultant.


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Intern Insight: Adam Lubas

Adam Lubas Public Relations Intern

Adam Lubas-Public Relations Intern

Adam Lubas is a Junior Communications Major at Wilkes University focusing in Public Relations and Organizational Communication. He is obtaining minors in English and Women & Gender Studies. Adam is the Chamber of Commerce’s PR intern.

How would you describe yourself?

I have a passion for media and love every facet of it. I would describe myself as a media junkie. I enjoy exploring the outdoors, the beach in the summer, traveling, and experiencing different forms of the arts.

Where are you from?

I am from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. It is a great town outside of Morristown and about 45 minutes outside of New York City.

What should people know about you?

Some things you should know about me, I am very hard working and I plan on working for a branding agency or a Public Relations Firm after I graduate. I have a passion for new media and enjoy interpersonal communication. I currently work for Zebra Communications as Co-manager of the student run firm, helping local clients in the Wilkes Barre area with their public relations needs. I plan on graduating in Spring of 2016.

Why Wilkes-Barre?

I originally was looking at Kings College for school, but since I was already up in the area, I took a look at Wilkes University. After I looked at Wilkes, I knew it was the place for me. I chose NEPA because I wanted to be away from home, but at the same time, I wanted to be accessible to go back to New Jersey.

How did you choose your major?

I have strong interpersonal skills and I enjoy great conversations. I originally wanted to go into radio and television because growing up I was always told that I had a voice for radio. Once I discovered Wilkes Universities public relations program and how I can integrate myself into Zebra Communications I was hooked.

What are your impressions of Wilkes-Barre?

I love the beauty of the Susquehanna river. My freshman year my dorm room looked out onto the river. I feel that Wilkes-Barre has great environmental appeal. The Colleges in the community have made a great impact on the town but there still needs to be improvements.

What would keep you here in NEPA when you graduate?

I feel for young PR professionals, there needs to be more opportunities. I would love to stay in Wilkes-Barre if there were guaranteed job opportunities.

What do you hope your future looks like?

I would love to run my own branding agency, or strategy based PR agency. I want to travel the world working for different clients.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I would like to take some time to backpack through Europe and find a great job in communications, preferably in PR. If I keep up what I am doing I feel I am destined for success!

Adam Lubas (far left) on a Chamber Interns Tour of WBRE-TV's Studios

Adam Lubas (far left) on a Chamber Interns Tour of WBRE-TV’s Studios

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Britton HeimBritton Heim is a Sophomore Entrepreneurship Major and a leadership studies minor at Wilkes University. He is also an intern at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber for the Spring of 2015.

So tell us a little bit about you Britton…

I’m a Ford guy, I like to be outdoors, I love music (mostly metal and rock, but all music), and I enjoy tattoos.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Rebuck, PA, which is in the middle of nowhere Northumberland County. After college I plan to start my own businesses and become a serial entrepreneur. I work for my father’s company, Heim’s Disposal, I am an independent marketing consultant with Ambit Energy, and I am also part of a group of students in the process of starting a business. I am also the President and Co-Founder of the Entrepreneurship Club at Wilkes University.

Why Wilkes-Barre?

I almost went to college at Montana State University because I have relatives there and I love it out there. I chose to go to college in NEPA could see myself at Wilkes University more than Montana State. I love it at Wilkes and I can’t imagine being at any other school.

How did you choose your  major?

I was originally going to go for management and take over the family business, but I came to realize that what I really wanted was to create something of my own, not just take over what was built. So I chose Entrepreneurship to learn some of the skills I’d need in the business world in hopes of preventing some mistakes along the way of creating my own businesses.

When you look at Wilkes-Barre, what are your impressions?

Greater Wilkes-Barre is a nice little place that is slowly improving and seems to get better every year. I had two teachers in high school that attended Wilkes, both talk about how it was then compared to now. Both attended before Wilkes-Barre had its “downfall”, so they often talk about the stages Wilkes-Barre went through and what was there then that’s not now and what we have that they wish they would have had.

What do you hope your future looks like?

I want to get up everyday and do what I love, which is what ever business venture I have myself set on at the time. I would love to open a few different businesses and help economically develop not only Wilkes-Barre, but other areas like it.

If you could create your dream job, it would be…?

Owning a business based around creative problem solving and innovation. I would love to be hired by big companies to think outside the box for them and come up with new, fresh ideas to help them innovate and reach new markets, which most managers and executives have a hard time doing.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I would like to have a business established and be prepared to step into the real world with confidence, and I believe I am on the right track!