Showing up at 440 S. Main for my first day at J.O., I had lots of questions. What was my internship going to be like? What will I be working on? How will it be affected by COVID-19? Despite all of the questions I had, I knew one thing: there was a huge opportunity waiting for me. Once I started working, I quickly realized how much of a blessing my time at the Agency would be.
One of the best aspects of my experience at J.O. was how I got the chance to work in a variety of roles throughout my internship. I didn’t feel like an intern but rather a team member. I gained experience in everything from creative strategy and design to web development and video production. I was able to collaborate with individuals who share the same passions that I have, and it was so much fun! My three months at J.O. have been so rewarding, and it’s hard to believe that it is coming to an end. The agency experience allowed me to strengthen my skills as both a strategic communicator and a creative, and this has prepared me to take on heightened opportunities in my future endeavors. I am so grateful for the time I have spent at J.O, and I know it will have a huge impact as I move forward in my career.
My suggestion to future interns would be to do everything that amplifies your experience at J.O. Get involved with many different assignments because you can learn and strengthen lots of skills. Also, work closely with the other team members, because they have a great deal of insight about the industry (and they are wonderful people, too.) My experience at J.O. was a blast, and I can’t wait to come back and visit.
Till next time,