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Weber Shandwick

Public Relations Intern

September 2020 • Beijing, People's Republic of China

What I liked

I really like my mentor! She is so supportive and professional. It is my first internship and I am nervous about whether I can get things done correctly and efficiently. I learn a lot from her ways of working and her tactics in communication with senior leaders and clients. The corporate culture here is also welcoming and warm. People in Weber have high passion for their job and they all work hard to gain positive comments from clients and try to maintain goog relationships with clients so that we can have more retainers.

What I wish was different

I wish I can get the chance to travel to other places due to work. And I wish I can know more about the organization's structure and get to know more senior members of the company.

Advice

Be humble in the internship. Try to observe what your mentor and leaders are doing, learn from their good characteristics, and learn how to be professional.
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PR Intern

May - August 2019 • Beijing, People's Republic of China

What I liked

Great atmosphere with friendly people and collaborative culture. There were a lot of learning opportunities and people there all always willing to help out if you have questions.

What I wish was different

Can't really think of any

Advice

Great place to work and don't hesitate to ask questions!
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New Business Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Fast paced environment. Very Good for learning quickly.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've stayed there longer!

Advice

Make sure people remember you - they often look to bring back interns.
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Public Relations Intern

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great company environment and really organized internship program.

What I wish was different

The work pace was slow at times.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask to be involved in more projects or sit in on meetings that interest you! Everyone I worked with was very nice and willing to teach me as much as possible.
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Public Relations Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I had real work to do that was challenging

What I wish was different

Wish I had of been able to explore other teams more

Advice

Ask questions and make yourself known
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Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

- location - office dynamic - intern training programs - field trips - working alongside employees - diversity of projects

What I wish was different

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Creative Copywriter Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Personal mentorship, high level work, close attention to the interns and professional development

What I wish was different

Shorter hours (worked 8:30am-6:30pm with an hour and a half commute one-way), more time for networking and connecting with different areas in the office.

Advice

Ask questions, get coffee with as many people as possible, work hard and say thank you
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Corporate Intern

June - July 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was an incredibly immersive experience even though it was a large company. I did real work that was used by our clients and felt like I was an integral part of each of the client teams I worked on.

What I wish was different

I wish the program had lasted longer–I would have gotten way more comfortable in the position at an earlier time if I had started in May rather than June, for example.

Advice

Always be open to new opportunities. The practice area I interned in was not my first choice, but HR recommended it for me and I ended up loving it. I also did a lot of work during the internship for clients that I wasn't necessarily assigned to, but that work provided diverse experience for me.
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Public Relations Intern

September - December 2017 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

This internship is very hands-on and challenging. I work on local and national media outreach and produce several media scan reports a week.

What I wish was different

It would have been less stressful if I worked with more interns. There are only two of us and the work load is substantial. I would have preferred to get paid a lot more for the amount of work I do.

Advice

Be prepared to sharpen your time management skills, learn your DMA's and become familiar with how to scan all the top tier publications.
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New Business Intern

June - July 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The community of employees there are very positive

What I wish was different

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