RunSwitch extends a big welcome to our fall intern, Alex Payton. Learn more about Alex below.
Name: Alex Payton
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
College/Year/Major: University of Louisville, Class of 2017 graduate, Political Science and Communications
What part of your internship are you most excited about? I’m most excited about meeting new people and networking in a field that I am passionate about. I’m ready to work with experienced professionals and gain knowledge that I’m going to use for the rest of my career.
What drew you to intern at RunSwitch? I’ve always been interested in the different aspects that play into politics, including public relations. After hearing about RunSwitch and their growth in the industry, I wanted to reach out to see if there was an opportunity for me. During the process of applying, I continued to hear great things about the people who work here, only further driving my interest.
What is one skill you hope to get better at during your internship? The one skill I hope to improve on would be my presentation and verbal communication skills. I want to be more confident in the situation of pitching a potential client or giving a presentation in a company meeting. A skill that you need to have in public relations, but also in many other industries.
Favorite Louisville restaurant: Impellizzeri’s
Favorite summer activity: Golf
Current Netflix binge: House of Cards
Dream travel destination: Australia
Three things you would want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island: A full Yeti cooler, battery-powered stereo, and corn hole set.
Go-to karaoke song: A Journey song
Last really great book you read: Who’s Your Caddy by Rick Reilly
One thing you’ve waited in line the longest for: A roller coaster