Cleveland graduate lands PR internship
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Kileigh Barringer
Kileigh Barringer
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FRANKLIN — Vanderbilt University undergraduate student Kileigh Barringer has joined Franklin-based Sheridan Public Relations this fall as an intern, as part of a program available to college sophomores, juniors and seniors.

A native of Ocoee, and a Cleveland High School graduate in 2010, Kileigh will graduate from Vanderbilt University in May 2014 with degrees in communication studies and studio art.

“Kileigh sought this opportunity out, and we were immediately impressed by her resume,” said SPR President Jay Sheridan. “Since then, she’s continued to demonstrate not only initiative, but talent, and we’re pleased to be able to offer her hands-on experience in the public relations field.”

As a sophomore at Vanderbilt, Kileigh interned with The Social Office, a Nashville event planning company, where she assisted with event coordination and held responsibilities in client contact, venue research and other organizational aspects.

Last spring, Kileigh worked with the Vanderbilt University Fund Center as an alumni contact representative, gaining invaluable experience in fund-raising while serving as the voice of the university to many Vanderbilt alumni.

She has taken a variety of classes at Vanderbilt in preparation for the real-world positions she’s landed, including advanced-level public speaking, Spanish and Italian language courses and numerous rhetoric-based communication courses.

Kileigh was elected to the position of Vanderbilt Student Government Representative for the duration of her sophomore year for the organization Vanderbilt Interest Projects, or V.I.P. She also held the role of V.I.P. head council group liaison, responsible for monitoring project progress throughout the year.

She also single-handedly founded the Vanderbilt Women’s Golf Club in 2010, and continues to serve as president of the organization. The club’s primary aim is to encourage and promote the love of the game to all women, faculty and staff of Vanderbilt.

During the spring of 2012, Kileigh served as a peer mentor with the organization Girls on the Run, a group that encourages healthy lifestyles through empowerment in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools. The comprehensive program promotes individual time invested in each elementary school-aged girl, weekly lessons that inspire girls to be their true selves and interactive games that convey life lessons.

Sheridan Public Relations is a full-service firm specializing in comprehensive strategies that help clients in the marketplace.