The Intern Spotlight: Morgan DewberryBy Hannah Tibbetts
Tell us about yourself—where did you/do you go to school, where are you from and what brought you to Peppercomm?
Hi there. My name is Morgan Dewberry I’m 22 years old. I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California.
In fall 2016 I had the opportunity to intern at the Dr. Oz Show, this became my first experience working in public relations. While spending my holidays on the West Coast with family I began to look for jobs; I stumbled across Peppercomm’s intern job posting and thought it could be a cool place to work and gain real work experience. Within a week of applying and being interviewed, I was booking a flight back to New York to take yet another chance of making it in the real world.
When you’re not hard at work at Peppercomm, what do you like to do?
When I’m not grabbing lunch with the other interns or doing my favorite task of searching Talkwalker. I love to be active and definitely stay in shape making the crazy commute from Westchester. I’m almost ready for an American Ninja competition with the amount of running I do to catch my trains and buses.
I love to travel and experience new places and my bucket list of places to go is always growing! I’m currently planning my dream trip to Thailand with my best friends. Since I don’t have family on the East Coast, I was super grateful for the friendships that I have made with the other interns at Peppercomm. We love to explore the city and try new restaurants. Since having our intern lunch at PS 450 down the block from the office, we’ve loved going back for after work appetizers and chat about how we are surviving the job.
What area of the industry do you find the most appealing and why?
I really enjoy the media outreach part of the industry. My dream job is to travel the world and create documentaries on different people’s lives. So anytime I get to look into media opportunities I enjoy doing that. I also have a love/hate relationship with juggling multiple tasks. Having never worked for an agency before it has been a test to stay on top of the multiple clients and initiatives for each account. Learning what each client’s goals are has been an important aspect. But I’ve always been one to take on any new challenges in my life with the grit of an athlete.
Any surprises or revelations about your role, the industry or Peppercomm?
I think the biggest surprise is the amount of trust and accountability the interns are given here at Peppercomm. You do feel like a real employee because the higher staff ask you to complete important projects unlike your typical intern tasks, e.g. printing papers and making coffee. It’s definitely been a challenge to learn how an agency works coming from one very different kind of PR. But, I’ve enjoyed being pushed and am learning a lot of valuable skills that I will be able to use in my future endeavors.
Another surprise that I’ve really enjoyed here at Peppercomm is the company culture. I told all my family and friends the first week here that it was creepy how nice everyone was, especially in this industry, not everyone can have a friendly personality. I’m still waiting for the joke to be over and everyone becomes scary business folks, still hasn’t happened. J
Where do you see yourself going in the industry?
I want to produce documentaries someday and think nowadays media is such an intertwined industry that being able to work and understand different paths of it can only benefit me in the future. The reason I want to create documentaries is because I love storytelling through visuals. I love to learn about people and their lives. I enjoy seeing life through other people’s eyes and I wish someday to create films that other people will enjoy and appreciate.
If I had to create a film today it would be about young creative people from around the world and how their lives are different and similar. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different people in my life; professional athletes, musicians, and various artists and I think a personal visual story of individuals would be a really incredible thing to be a part of.
Here at Peppercomm each client is different and knowing what kind of approach they want to take while reaching out to media is pushing me to think outside the box and become a more creative person. Working in public relations I’ve learned how important it is to be inventive.
I’ve hoped you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about me. Till next time! J
INTERN LIGHTNING ROUND
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix all day!!!
Text or Call? Text
Coffee or Tea? No thanks to both!
Dogs or Cats? I can’t choose!
NYC or San Francisco? NYC for sure, even though I’m a Cali girl!
Star Wars or Star Trek? Haven’t seen either of them.
Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Smooth for sure!
Mac or PC? I have a PC but I want a Mac J
Sweetened or Unsweetened Tea? Does an Arnold Palmer count?!
Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network? Nick Nick Nick Nick Nickelodeon!!! All That? Amanda Show? Kenan and Kel? Those were the best shows!
The Simpsons or Family Guy? Family Guy
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
Seltzer or Water? Aqua
Cake or Pie? Cookies girls but I’ll take cake J
Tacos or Pizza? Pizza definitely
Hogwarts House: huh?