Our third intern spotlight is on account service intern, Katie McGirney. Katie is a self-proclaimed goofball from Tampa, Florida, but has felt a yearning for the Northeast her entire life. There she will begin her sophomore year studying Communication and French at Boston College this fall. Beyond the goofball, Katie is a great energy around the office and is a hard worker willing to help with any project. Look for her laughing at her own hilarious jokes, or writing about all things sports for The Gavel, a student publication at BC.
1.) What made you want to get into Advertising?
I actually began college as a math major (thinking I wanted to be an engineer before I got to school) and soon realized that was not what made me happy. I want to be able to let my personality show in the work that I do, and interact with others and build relationships on a day-to-day basis, and advertising gives me that opportunity to work a job that is anything but ordinary.
2.) What’s your favorite ad/campaign?
3.) If you had one super power what would it be?
Only one? Contrary to popular belief, being asked this question since I was in Kindergarten does not make giving an answer any easier. After long deliberation, and switching my answer at least 12 times, I am going to be selfish and indecisive and go with time travel or teleportation. But if were talking about standard genetic abilities that can be mistaken as superpowers, I would go with the ability to eat anything without gaining any weight; dessert foods for every meal!
4.) What do you hope to accomplish during this internship?
I hope to not only gain valuable experience in the advertising world, but I am also using this to test the waters and see if I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life and making a career out of it.
5.) What are you like outside the office?
Outside of the office, I am probably the same as I am inside of it: speaking with an “inside voice” that is ten times too loud, cracking jokes so bad that they’re good, making the best of every situation that life throws my way, and trying to keep a positive outlook on just about everything.
I also like to eat good food and watch sports, a lot.