OKLAHOMA CITY Sublette native Brennen Menzie secured an internship with Vann & Associates, a public relations and marketing agency based in Oklahoma City. The Kansas State senior began her internship with the firm on May 29 and will continue her summer training through the end of July.

"We are delighted to have Brennen join us for the summer," said Tony Vann, president of Vann & Associates. "Although she has only been with us for a couple of weeks, I think she has learned a variety of important 'real world' lessons. Truth be told, we might learn a little from her too while she's here."

During her two-month term, Menzie will learn to craft effective press releases, research pertinent background information on current and potential clients and get a taste of working with media outlets including television, newspaper, radio and new media. During her first week, Menzie worked with Vann & Associates staff to arrange an interview with the Oklahoma City Fox television affiliate as well as the state's newspaper, The Oklahoman.

Menzie applied and secured the position prior to the end of the spring 2013 term. She was the successful candidate out of nine applicants for the summer internship program. Upon successful completion of her internship, she will receive college credit as well as invaluable experience working within the public relations and marketing industry.

"It is always amazing to see the transformation of students through internship programs," explained Vann. The more we expose students to real-life public relations, we believe there will be a better pool of candidates to choose from once it is time to hire."

Vann & Associates is an award-winning public relations and marketing firm. Winner of the 2012 Public Relations Society of America UpperCase awards as well as a twice-honored Beacon Award winner presented by the Journal Record. The agency provides media relations, marketing and graphic design services to clients across Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona.