The Inside Scoop From an Intern
by Lindsay Cosentino
Having had an internship last summer, I came into Pinckney Marketing thinking it would be the same old office job, you know, sitting in a cube, filing papers, and doing those tasks that no one else wants to do. After only one day here, I knew my assumptions were very, very wrong. I immediately realized my summer at Pinckney Marketing would be much more than your average internship when my first day was spent at an on location shoot, filming a promotional video for a client. I don’t think many interns can say they’ve had that experience, much less on their first day!
In the past five weeks I’ve spent my time managing social media accounts for some of our clients, writing blog posts, researching PR, and creating media distribution lists. Everything I’ve done here has allowed me to express my more creative side, which is great considering I eventually hope to pursue a career in advertising. One thing I really love about my work here is the diversity of clients I work with on a day-to-day basis. I’ve ventured into the worlds of dentistry, sports, and automobiles, three topics I would not consider myself to be an expert on, until now. Enough about my work though, let’s get to the fun stuff!
The atmosphere at Pinckney Marketing is unlike anything I ever expected. I mean, there’s a Ping-Pong table in the center of the office. If that doesn’t tell you something about the company I don’t know what does. Because Pinckney Marketing is a relatively small company, all of the employees here are extremely friendly and close, which makes for a very welcoming environment. As an intern, I was immediately welcomed into the group, and I knew right then and there, that this internship would me be more than just a summer job.
When I came to Pinckney Marketing on my first day, I was very underprepared for what the summer had in store for me. I have learned so much about the dynamic world of marketing here, and I have personally gained knowledge that will help me in my future career path. I am so thankful to have had this experience at Pinckney Marketing and I look forward to discovering where my future in marketing will take me!
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