Internfest- Our Interns Share Their ThoughtsBy
On Wednesday, our NYC interns- Ashleigh, Ellie, Scottie, Julianne, and Natalie- spent the afternoon at Internfest, hosted by the Council of PR Firms. During their stay they were able to hear from a variety of industry professionals about the value of networking and how to make the transition from intern to entry-level PR pro.
Below, they share with you some of the lessons they learned:
“The HR panel told us to have a competitive advantage: POV, passion, educated on digital, network and stay in touch, be formal and professional.” – Natalie
“Former interns turned employees spoke, all of them again emphasizing the power of networking and how it helped them to get their jobs. They advised us to keep in touch with everyone from the company even after we leave out internships! Tips: exceed expectations, find connections with co-workers, read the news, etc.” – Julianne
“PR is a very dynamic industry and interviewers look to see if candidates are ‘cultural fits’ for their company.” – Ashleigh
“Travis Rexroad, an account executive at Taylor, stated his main goal when leaving his internship to return to college was to leave a hole. Make sure that every time they are working on the project, they notice your absence, and wish you were there.” – Scottie
If you attended the event or have a question for our interns about their experience, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section!