Two KSU students aim to be “tiger blood” interns

KSU students Chelsea Cassudakis and Kelsey Cullen are in the top 250 of 74,040 applicants in the race to become Charlie Sheens tiger blood intern. Photo by MCT Campus.

KSU students Chelsea Cassudakis and Kelsey Cullen are in the top 250 of 74,040 applicants in the race to become Charlie Sheen’s “tiger blood” intern. Photo by MCT Campus.

Megan Wilkinson

It takes tiger blood and good knowledge of social media to intern for Charlie Sheen.

Chelsea Cassudakis, senior public relations major, and Kelsey Cullen, junior public relations and advertising major, both succeeded in the second round of Sheen’s hunt for an intern for Summer 2011. Both students are in the top 250 of 74,040 applicants in the race to become his intern.

“I didn’t really take it seriously until I found out that there were only 250 people left,” Cullen said. “That’s when I freaked out.”

Cullen

said she and Cassudakis

submitted YouTube videos for the third round of the competition. She said it is still up in the air about whether or not either of them will move on to the fourth round.

Cassudakis said the first part of the application process was easiest, where applicants posted a 75-word tweet on Twitter.

She said the second part was a little more difficult, where students sent in their resumes along with links to social media sites.

Cassudakis said the third part was most intense, in which students created a video of themselves answering a question.

“It took a chunk of time,” Cassudakis said, “But I would assume that each round will get more time-consuming and stressful as we keep going.”

The Sheen internship search is hosted by Internships.com. Cullen said it would be a paid internship in Los Angeles, near Sheen’s home. It involves observing social media trends and online marketing.

“With Sheen, I won’t just be making copies or coffee runs,” Cullen said. “I’ll hopefully be able to increase his reach in social media with the internship, which is something I’m interested in doing.”

Neither Cassudakis nor Cullen is sure if they made it into the top 50 applicants in round four, yet. Both said they are checking their e-mails to hear back from Internships.com.

Cassudakis said she is happy just to have made it to the third round of the competition.

“I wasn’t a huge Charlie Sheen fan before all of his publicity, but his whole attitude interests me,” Cassudakis said. “This will be a great opportunity to show what I’m capable of in my field.”

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