Sonnhalter Welcomes its 2024 PR Intern, Sofia Zipparo

by | Jun 3, 2024

Hello everyone!

My name is Sofia Zipparo, and I am currently going into my senior year at John Carroll University. I am majoring in communications with a concentration in integrated marketing, as well as completing a minor in business. I currently hold two board positions in two different clubs on campus. The first club is the JCU Finance and Wealth Management Association, where I have been serving as secretary for two consecutive years. The second club is the JCU Boler Consulting Club, where I have been serving as the vice president of marketing communications for two consecutive years as well. I was also inducted this past fall into Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Association Honors Society.

Since the spring semester of my freshman year, I’ve been working in the John Carroll University Payroll Department within the Accounts Payable department. While being at John Carroll for the past three years, I can confidently say that I have been gifted the ability to make the most of my academic journey. Aside from all of that, I enjoy exploring the Cleveland food and entertainment scene, and overall enjoying the last college year that I have left. 

I am originally from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a small town about 25 minutes northwest from downtown Pittsburgh. While growing up, I was heavily involved within the restaurant scene, as my family owns an Italian-American restaurant; 424 Walnut. While growing up with two older sisters, we were surely utilized by our parents, teaching us the true definition of what a strong work ethic is, especially with an Italian influence; as my father is 100 percent Italian. In addition, I have learned to appreciate the core values of long hours and hard work. From growing up in such an environment, I proudly carry and implement these attributes along with everything I do, especially with starting this internship role.

As the PR intern for this summer, I am anticipating learning all of the ins and outs of the PR world, and becoming well-versed in the real-world experience that Sonnhalter offers its employees. The Sonnhalter team has evidently shown that they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and help their fellow employees in any way they can. This includes being given the chance to build my portfolio and showing my potential as a creative asset within this industry. Building my portfolio with blog posts, press release projects for varying brands, social media brand marketing and much more, is an experience that I look forward to, and am grateful for being gifted. I believe that Sonnhalter will be able to prepare me very much, and I am excited to venture down this road with them.

Italian heritage emphasizes the true meaning of joining a family and becoming one with a team. At Sonnhalter, I look forward to becoming a part of this family.

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