Holiday Shopping Kicks Off In State College
With the holidays here, small businesses in our area talk about the effect of the shopping season. Laura McKinney reports.
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Junior / Broadcast Journalism
Laura McKinney is a Junior from Delray Beach, Florida with a focus on entrepreneurial journalism. On the Penn State campus Laura is an anchor for PSN News and the Student Body Vice President. Throughout the last few years, Laura has worked at two different companies, first as an intern and then promoted to and executive employee. Her first internship was at a media firm based in Washington DC, called Ms. Media. Here, Laura headed up an initiative within the company named The Fem Word. The Fem Word is a series that focuses on women and girls throughout the world doing ground-breaking things. Laura’s role was to coordinate interviews with young women at Universities across the county. More recently, Laura interned at Real Leaders Magazine. Here, Laura worked as an Associate in New York City covering events for the magazine, one of which was hosted at the United Nations. Through her work experience, Laura has found that she has a passion for highlighting entrepreneurs, business leaders and individuals who are starting new initiatives in the world. Laura hopes to enter the industry covering leaders and one day start her own company.