Meet Our Intern Maeve Ennis!
Hi, my name is Maeve Ennis and I am the Web and Social Media Assistant for the UNH College of Health and Human Services. I am currently a sophomore majoring in RMP: Therapeutic Recreation, with the hopes of minoring in Studio Art as well.
I was undeclared most of my freshmen year and was not sure what I wanted to do, so I was open to any job opportunities. I applied for this job, not really sure what I was getting myself into, and couldn’t be happier with the result. Last semester, I shadowed the previous web assist, Will Pugh, and was taught the ropes because I had little website design experience before. I was shown how to edit the CHHS website, create events, schedule social media posts, design flyers and more.
One feature of this job I enjoy most is how much freedom I have in design, making each task unique. A CHHS department will give me an event they would like an advertisement for and I have almost full creative freedom in how I want it designed. It’s a really cool thing to see my original work on the website or on flyers around campus.
Although I enjoy my job here at CHHS, I also have quite a few other interests in the UNH community and beyond. I enjoy drawing and painting, hiking, playing my ukulele, and I've spent my last 5 summers as a sailing instructor at my local yacht club. At UNH, I am currently serving as the Vice President of UNH Geocaching Club, an active member of Campus Living Association (CLA), and a frequent participant in the New Hampshire Outing Club (NHOC) and UNH Ski and Board Club. I most recently joined the Recreation Society, an intermural volleyball team and will possibly try becoming a trip leader in NHOC this year. I also volunteer with Wildcat Friends every week, an organization who brings a group of individuals with disabilities to campus to experience college life.
Just being at UNH, and then working at CHHS, I started to slowly learn more and more about the Recreation Management and Policy department. I didn't even know you could major in something like that before coming to UNH. I took RMP 490 last semester and fell in love with the idea of joining the major Therapeutic Recreation. As I researched the field, I thought it could be a really good fit with my love for the outdoors, trying new things, and working with people. I was offically accepted into the program this past April.
I am really looking forward to the rest of the year working at CHHS and hope you all enjoy anything you come across that I may have made. If you see me around any of the CHHS buildings, be sure to say hi too!