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Farewell from the Intern

Hello, Green Guardians. Sadly, today is my last day as an intern for Rumpke’s Corporate Communications team. Before I leave, I want to share some of the excitement I have encountered while on my journey.

Prior to interning with Rumpke, I had not realized the exciting challenges of working for a waste and recycling company. All of Rumpke’s employees are everyday environmentalists.

One of my exciting tasks included giving tours at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill at Rumpke’s headquarters in Colerain Township and the Material Recovery Facility in St. Bernard, Ohio. Our landfills and recycling facilities draw more than 10,000 tourists per year.

Rumpke is an excellent neighbor to the community. Over my three month internship, Rumpke provided donations to numerous schools and organizations advocating for a better environment.

I worked on several projects including two of our largest open house events. Rumpke’s Day of Discovery at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill is tomorrow, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and expects more than 600 guests. Rumpke values education and community outreach.

During my time in the department, I was able to write numerous blogs for this site. I also assisted in writing feature articles for the Rumpke Review, the company newsletter that reaches nearly 2,300 employees. I put my public relations skills to work by writing press releases and covering all PR aspects of the Metro Softball Tournament hosted at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township.

Throughout my internship, I became an advocate for their cause and often found myself telling strangers about the awesome things Rumpke does to better the community.

The Corporate Communications department has a difficult task to make believers out of those who are skeptical of Rumpke’s values, but the team excels in educating unbelievable amounts of these individuals. While working for Rumpke may not sound glamorous to all, the position exceeded all of my expectations, and I learned more about the industry and the organization than I could have ever imagined. As my internship wraps up, I am sad to leave such a great team but honored to have been a part of it.

About the Author: Tyra Owens is a corporate communications intern at Rumpke.

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