Brighton Agency Blog
Whether or not you’re on Facebook, considering opening an account, or totally opposed to the number one social networking site, I’m sure most of you have at least heard about the recent changes the platform has made. And if not, no worries, I’ll fill you in now.
Just as important as landing the internship is making the most of it. Before your first day, it’s a good idea to touch base with your recruiter or hiring manager to find out more information about what is expected. E-mail usually works best and allows the contact to follow up with direct answers at his or her convenience.
Back in the day, as a young cub reporter for a daily newspaper, one of the first lessons I learned was the value of having reliable contacts. I’d spend at least some time each day talking with the mayor’s secretary, the deputies at the jail, the police dispatchers. It was usually just friendly conversations about the job, family, politics and the like, but establishing that bond and trust led to more than one call about breaking news, an important arrest, or a development that gave me an edge over competing media. My sources knew and understood my motives, and also knew that the information they shared would be treated confidentially and professionally.
As an online marketing intern at Brighton agency, I sometimes feel my weeks are split half-and-half between the “real world” of working at an agency, and the “not-so-real world” of being a college senior. Though the transition between roles has proved pretty painless, there have been a few times when I’ve experienced a bit of a "clash” between the two schools of thought…