The Internship Event

4th Annual Internship Event

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Parlor E - park in back of hotel to access conference room entrance

Business attire encouraged and bring your resume -- you just might meet your future employer!


The Internship Event is an annual event that brings together students, professionals and potential employers. The event is designed to prepare and educate students as they begin their professional careers, helping them to find and excel in internship positions.

The annual event features a panel, comprised of professionals within the communications, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and media industries. This format allows students to not only learn from professionals within their desired industry, but have the opportunity to ask questions and form a dialogue with them.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND NEEDED BY 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, 11/2 -- thanks to our sponsors, this is a FREE event!


AAF Toledo Announces The Internship Event Panelists



  • 7:30 a.m. – recruiter table set up
  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. – registration, continental breakfast, professional networking (meet with recruiters)
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – panel discussion with Q&A session
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. – introduction of recruiters
  • 9:45-10:00 a.m. – attendee questions
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. – panel discussion with Q&A session
  • 10:30-10:40 a.m. – break
  • 10:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – professional networking (meet with recruiters and panelists)


Students: Are you looking for your next internship?

Whether you’re looking to earn class credit or gain essential experience for your future career, AAF Toledo’s annual Internship Event brings together students, professionals and prospective employers for a unique networking and educational experience in the Toledo area.

What is the Internship Event? 

The Internship Event gives students the opportunity to engage with local professionals across the communications, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and media industries. Through one-on-one sessions with current professionals and a live Q&A panel session, you’ll learn how to become the ideal internship candidate to help pave the way for your future career. Recruiters will be also available to discuss career opportunities in the Toledo area. 

Previous attendees have secured internships at the following organizations:

  • Concentrek Group
  • Interrupt
  • The Blade
  • Thread Marketing Group

Who should attend?

Whether you're a first-year student or graduating senior, you've completed two internships, or are looking to start your first, this is the event for you!

What should you bring?

Please bring your resume and dress to impress. A continental breakfast is provided.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 3, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons – Perrysburg!

FREE admission - register now!

student information sheet


Professionals: Want to help shape our industry's future talent?

As a recruiter, you'll have one-on-one time with students interested in your business. You just might find your next valuable intern!​

Reserve your recruiter table today for only $75 (agency/corporation) / $55 (non-profit organization).

recruiter registration form

sponsorship packages

deadline to sponsor = Friday, 10/19

QUESTIONS?  contact Patty at or call 419.866.4199

presented by:


meet the panel:

  • Kate Fineske - Vice President of Engagement and Brand Strategy, United Way of Greater Toledo







Chrys Peterson is a six-time Emmy Award recipient and Associated Press Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee, who shares 32-years of experience in TV News and community leadership to help a variety of industries and non-profit organizations. She is an engaging trainer and facilitator with a passion for helping others realize their leadership potential.

Chrys holds certifications from The Ken Blanchard Companies as a facilitator of Situational Leadership (SLII); CPP, Inc., for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessments; and has extensive knowledge of Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory with The Leadership Challenge curriculum. Chrys has presented on topics such as media training; presentation skills; personal branding & legacy; temperament & personality in communication/leadership; teamwork, service excellence, employee engagement and other programs.

Chrys holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University, and a masters of organizational leadership from Lourdes University.

Chrys actively serves a variety of civic and professional organizations, including NW Ohio Komen for the Cure; Lourdes University Board of Trustees, the Boys and Girls Club, The Victory Center, Sylvania Schools and University of Toledo.

Chrys' professional awards include 6 Emmys, 4 Edward R. Murrow Awards, Women in Communications Awards, the Ohio Associated Press Enterprise Reporting award and the 2005 Public Children Services Association of Ohio Journalist of the Year. Chrys has also been honored by the community with civic awards: Milestones, Press Club Touchstone and Golden Touchstone, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hero Award, 20 Under 40, Women of Toledo and the prestigious Jefferson Award. She was 2016 Lourdes University Alumna of the year.

Chrys’ husband Tom Runnells recently retired after 41 years with Major League Baseball. Their daughter Riley is 17.

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AAF Toledo

7230 Sawmill Run
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419.866.4199
Fax: 419.868.3746

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide programs and social activities that further the professional development of members in the practice of their craft, and make contributions to the community through public service and educational programs.