Going in as a new account services intern at Schifino Lee, I was hoping to gain a lot of firsthand experience interacting with clients, facing deadlines and putting research to use. So far, that has been just it. I have been able to jump right in and be a part of the team. There is nothing like getting to work with and observe people who know how to think strategically and are willing to teach you the ropes. Here are some principles I’ve learned so far:
- Ask smart questions
No one can improve without asking and receiving feedback. There is always room for growth so ask.
- Respond to inspiration
Great ideas can come from anywhere, but you have to be open and do something about it. Don’t be afraid to speak up.
- Be ready for anything with a positive attitude
When you’re surrounded by people with a winning attitude, it’s contagious, and when you are willing to help in any way, more opportunities come up too.
As I graduate in May, I’m getting ready to enter the “real world,” though those late nights of studying seemed pretty real to me. I’m excited to find an account services job and officially be a part of the advertising world. Most of all, I’m grateful for this internship that has helped prepare me for the industry, and has taught me lifelong principles that I won’t ever forget.