As I finish up my third week as an intern at Konnect PR, I am able to sit back and reflect on how much I have learned during my time here and imagine how much more is still to come throughout the rest of the summer. I came all the way across the country from Boston to spend the summer as an aspiring LA publicist, but I could never begin to comprehend the depths to which working in a pr agency would take me.
I have to admit that I was nervous entering the office on my first day. I was so far from home, didn’t know what to expect, and kept thinking what if public relations isn’t for me? Well now I can tell you for sure, that this industry is where I belong. Everyone in the office couldn’t be more welcoming and eager to teach me the ropes of this pr agency. Seeing everyone’s constant smiles, my nerves quickly slipped away and I was able to get down to work.
What gets me most excited about coming to work is that I know there will always be assignments to keep me busy. There is nothing worse than working at a job with nothing to do except watch the minutes tick away, and I know that will never happen here. So far I have expanded my Photoshop skills and found that I actually really enjoy it when it used to be my worst nightmare and my stalking skills are so up to par at this point that I’m pretty sure I can find contact information for any name given to me.
It is blowing my mind how quickly the summer is flying by and it will be over before I know it, so as I sit in this office, I want to take advantage of every opportunity I have to learn. In the short time I’ve been here, Konnect PR has already given me so much insight to the industry and has proven to me that public relations is where I want to work for the rest of my life.