My favorite season is slowly coming to a close. What a whirlwind this summer has been. I can't wait to write my giant recap for you. As Labor Day approaches, I'm happy to announce I will be back to blogging regularly.
But before that happens, we have to say goodbye to our wonderful summer interns. We were so grateful to have them join our team and can't wait to watch them fly in their careers.
Hi all! It’s Leahi again. I am tuning in for my last blog post of my internship. It’s been a busy month and a half here at LNPR. But I am thankful for the opportunity to be immersed into this industry. As I wrap up my final days here, I look forward to using the skills I learned here to my advantage. As I mentioned I learned a ton! One of the most important things I have learned is to be extremely detailed and critical of my own work. Before submitting things to be sure that they are triple checked and ready for approval. Also, making sure that it would make sense to not only me but someone else reading on or looking at it.
My favorite part of the internship was just researching and learning more about different magazines, blogs, and media outlets in general. Curating ways to be ahead of the curve and look for opportunities. It is a skill that is transferable to all careers. My least favorite part, would be looking for contact information for editors. Sometimes they aren’t open to the public and it can be incredibly frustrating not being able to find information needed for what seemingly looked like a perfect opportunity.
Future interns, never be afraid to ask questions and always, always, always check your work. If you’re working with another intern use each other for sources of information. It never hurts to learn more and expand your horizons or be open to other opinions and opportunities. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Also, Create is the best place for lunch If you’re looking for a healthy afternoon pick me up!
Signing off for the last time! Best of luck!
Hey everyone! This is sadly my last post on the intern diaries as my internship at Lynette Nicole PR has come to and end. I’m getting ready to return to Penn State to continue my studies in public relations and I know that my experiences as an intern this summer will only help me to be a better student and eventually a better public relations practitioner.
I definitely learned a lot more than I expected to as a first time intern. From talking to friends who have interned at other companies, I expected to be getting a lot of coffee and getting a backseat view into the world of public relations. However, my internship Lynette Nicole PR gave me a lot of responsibility and valuable experience. Some of the most important skills I learned at LNPR would have to be how to write a pitch and how to find editors and outlets to target. I know that these are skills that I will carry with me throughout my future in public relations and ones that will give me an advantage while looking for internships next summer. I also learned how to work in a professional environment. This was the first real job I’ve ever had. Through this experience I’ve learned how important it is today attention to details, communicate effectively, and not be afraid to ask questions.
My favorite part of my internship would have to be getting to work on and assist the various events LNPR has thrown for our clients this summer. I got to help organize a media class for Yo Yoga!, an opening party for XO Marshmallow and a s’mores competition for XO Marshmallow. I also really enjoyed getting to witness photo-shoots and a segment filming for our clients like the Well + Good photoshoot for Yo Yoga! and their showcase on Cheddar TV. My least favorite task would have to be searching for editor emails. There were some editors who don’t publicly share their emails. It was really frustrating to scour the web for hours to only have to give up in the end because their emails were actually impossible to find.
My biggest piece of advice for future interns would be to take your time and pay close attention to the details. It’s easy to make mistakes when you have a heavy work load and are stressed about being able to finish everything. It’s important to take a deep breath, slow down, and triple check your work.
Excuse us while we go drown our sadness of them leaving in a bottle of wine.