You’re a recent college graduate with a killer cover letter, a stellar grade point average and glowing recommendation, but there’s one important item missing – an internship. The importance of an internship experience cannot be overstated. It not only gives you an opportunity to introduce yourself to a field’s culture and etiquette, “test drive” a career, network and establish relationships with mentors and accumulate news skills, but it also most importantly helps you gain a “real world” perspective.
We pride ourselves at Konnect PR for our internship program because we love sharing our expertise and love watching our interns grow to be such amazing publicists! Every month we celebrate one of our very own publicity gurus who started out here as interns.
The series Intern To Hired! continues with Emily Johnston, the lovely Account Coordinator.
What was your first impression of KPR?
So much pink! Pink’s my favorite color though, so it was obviously fate.
What was your first day as an intern like?
At first, I was honestly terrified that I was going to do something to screw up, but then I actually got settled in and realized everything was going to be okay.
What was your most memorable experience as a KPR intern?
When I worked the AMF Bowlero opening. It was my first huge event working at Konnect and it was awesome to be able to help out!
What was the biggest lesson you learned as an intern that you apply to your new position?
Proofread EVERYTHING. Pitches, emails, press releases. Making grammatical errors is by far the easiest thing you can do, but is also the easiest thing to catch if you take one look over before you press send.
What advice do you have for interns who want to make a lasting impression.
Always go the extra mile. When you have extra down time or nothing to do, ask anyone and everyone if they need help!
What’s your favorite thing about KPR?
The fact that Konnect is my home away from home. Everyone I’ve met here is honestly so kind and I’ve learned so much since I started as an intern in March! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. <3