WSU Cheerleader Honing Her Counseling Skills at Charities

Author: Catholic Charities Published:

Elise Bunting is familiar with cheering for a cause. As a Wichita State University cheerleader she entertains thousands of fans. As an intern at Catholic Charities she cheers on the staff as she helps them with their communication and marketing needs.

Bunting is studying Integrated Marketing Communications at WSU, and last semester she worked on a project for Catholic Charities. After the semester she was looking for a marketing position, and Catholic Charities reached out to her, while she continues her studies.

“I enjoy working at Catholic Charities because of the organization’s dynamics and mission,” she said. “I’m allowed to hone in on my capabilities, collaborate and work with my coworkers on projects.”

Bunting, who was born in Vietnam, grew up in competitive cheerleading and switched to collegiate cheerleading. She said cheering is a demanding yet fun sport.

“I have a lot of fun dancing, stunting and cheering on the basketball and volleyball players,” Bunting said. “Cheering has made my college career exciting and fulfilling.”

She and her family love animals and have always had three at a time. Currently, they have three rescue dogs.

Upon graduation, Bunting plans to eventually own her own branding firm. She hopes to find time to travel within the next couple of years and experience different cultures and continue volunteering on different non-profit boards.

And just maybe she’ll rescue a few more dogs.