The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce welcomed Christopher Gerardi of Shrewsbury and John Ronan of Townsend as interns for the spring semester.
Gerardi is currently a senior majoring in Communications Media with a concentration in Professional Communications. His focus on online communications such as social media and other online platforms is what led him to the Chamber.
Ronan is also a senior and majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Economics.
Both Gerardi and Ronan are learning a variety of aspects of the chamber and its affiliates. They have been gaining hands-on learning experience by assisting with drafting press releases, helping organize special events and assisting with advertising campaigns.
"We are excited to welcome both Christopher and John as part of our team this semester," said Roy M. Nascimento, president and CEO of the chamber. "They are bright and ambitious students who will benefit from their time working with our members and supporting the advancement of North Central Massachusetts. I have no doubt that they will make a positive contribution to our organization."
Gerardi and Ronan were connected to the NCMCC through Fitchburg State University's internship program, which allows students to explore a career field and gain relevant work experience, apply academic learning to real world situations, and build critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and professional skills.