Intern Insider

Summer has flown by since I joined 20K Group as an intern, and my experience here has been nothing short of astounding. Everyday I look forward to working, and there are always new challenges and different tasks to accomplish. One thing that has always stuck with me during my time here is what Courtenay, 20K’s vice president, said on my first day: "We like to think of ourselves as a strategic communications agency with a conscience. There isn't any fluff." There's truth in saying that there's never a typical day in public relations. One day, I'm doing research on “Small Town, Texas,” and the next, I'm filming and editing a video for our blog or creating a media list from scratch. There's variety working in PR, and that's something I will always appreciate about my chosen field. The secrets to getting that awesome internship aren't really secrets. Let's just say it's knowledge often overlooked. First and foremost, dress to impress. The dress code could be business casual, but you should dress as if you were presenting to a client. looking good It's the little things that count ­– ask questions! You can always do a simple Google search for questions to ask if you're having trouble on your own. The point is to show interest and that you care. You need to research the people you are interviewing with. Browse their social media and, if they blog, read a few posts. This will give you plenty of insight into who they are, what they do and what they're looking for. If you land an interview, you want to follow-up. It shows that you genuinely care and that you're still interested in the job. And don’t forget to thank them for their time! I've had my fair share of rejection, but keep in mind at the end of the day, there's nothing wrong with you or your skill set – you just might not be the right fit. alistny-ryan-uglycry Luckily for me, I found my place with 20K. And last, but certainly not least: Make the most of your internship, especially if it’s your first. Always remember that the point of an internship is to help and learn.

    3 Responses to “Intern Insider”

    1. sara speer selber says:

      Young man, you landed in Nirvana…..

    2. admin says:

      Sara, you’re the best. 🙂

    3. Courtenay says:

      Fantastic post, Gemrick! We’re so happy that you chose to spend your summer with us.

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