Curley & Pynn was fortunate to be joined this summer by intern, Faith Fogarty, a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi who “wowed” us with her positive attitude and work ethic. Read on for Faith’s account of her internship experience.
I had interned at several other places before joining the team at Curley & Pynn. As I prepared for my first day, I woke up and found the most comfortable shoes I owned. I was ready to run errands, clean and do other “intern work.” Little did I know, my experience at Curley & Pynn was going to be so much more.
I was assigned a writing project right off the bat.
“Woah,” I said to myself. “No one needs coffee or anything from Office Depot???”
On top of providing public relations counsel and marketing communications to several clients, Curley & Pynn puts in plenty of valuable time helping others succeed and grow in this profession.
Being an intern can be overwhelming, especially in an agency where something new is always happening.
One of the most important things I learned this summer was to simply ask questions. Ask once, ask twice or as many times as you’d like, but don’t be afraid to just ask questions. I’m sure there were times when I asked a million follow-up questions, but the team never hesitated to answer them. I was a sponge, soaking up all the information I possibly could.
I learned another important aspect of “adulting” as well: time management. I give a great deal of credit to the team at Curley & Pynn because, as I quickly learned, working in an agency environment, having good time-management skills is the key to being successful. Bouncing from one project to another on completely different subjects and with multiple clients, you must be able to manage time effectively. Learning this hasn’t only helped me in the PR field, but in everyday life as well. To-do lists are my new best friend.
I strongly recommend the internship program at Curley & Pynn to every college student or recent graduate looking for more experience in the PR industry. The Curley & Pynn internship program isn’t like most and that’s what I loved about it.
I could write a novel about the valuable experience, connections and knowledge I gained these past couple of months, but I know the work samples I’ve assembled prove it best. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and effort this team puts in to creating better PR professionals.