Get the Scoop on Quinlan’s 4 New Outstanding Interns

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In case you haven’t seen our Instagram feed lately, we’ve been infiltrated by interns. In fact, these newbies now account for 15 percent of our office.

We’re pretty proud of the young talent our creative, content marketing and account service teams have brought in and we’re ready to show them off.

So now, without further ado, here are Quinlan’s four summer interns:

Graphic Design: Samantha Manns

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After spending four years at Villa Maria College, Sam graduated in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design and a minor in photography. Once we learned about her experience as a marketing intern at the University at Buffalo and freelance designer, we knew she’d be a great fit. In her first few weeks, Sam has worked on a variety of Casual Fridays promotional materials.

Quinlan: Where do you ultimately want to end up after graduation?
Sam: I would love to work in the design field and travel occasionally to photograph different cities and scenery.

What’s your favorite TV show?
I’m currently obsessed with The Walking Dead, but I’m also catching up on Parks & Rec.

Who’s your celeb spirit animal?
My celeb spirit animal would have to be Nick Offerman’s character, Ron Swanson, because we basically share the same opinions on salad, America and breakfast food.

What would be your dream superpower?
My dream superpower would be flying.

What song best describes you?
I relate to pretty much any song written by Needtobreathe.

What’s something fun/unique we don’t know about you?
I have a huge passion for typography and hand lettering and I love spending my weekends hiking with my camera in the Great Outdoors.

 

Video and Animation: Dave Seifert

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Dave is a senior at Hilbert College, where he’s working on a bachelor’s degree in digital media and communications (or DMaC) with a concentration in film and visual effects. Previously, Dave was an intern with our pals down at dPost (where he came highly recommended) and was also the president of Hilbert’s Communication Club. This summer, he’ll be helping out with season two of Casual Fridays and will also create a demo reel for himself.

Oh, and he got his internship through Twitter. Pretty cool, eh?

Quinlan: Where do you ultimately want to end up after graduation:

Dave: In terms of location, I’ve considered moving out west or to a big city just like everyone else. I’d love to check out Portland, Oregon or Seattle. Honestly, I really like the resurgence that’s been happening in Buffalo. I’ve lived here all my life and would love to find a career here that would allow me to stay here. Video production is definitely what I am most interested in and I think I’d like to work with a small group of creative people who have the same passion.

What’s your favorite TV show?

This changes constantly and really depends on what I’m watching on Netflix/Hulu. Currently, I’m finishing up season four of Arrow. The last two seasons are kinda meh, but I still enjoy it. Overall though I’d have to say Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Hopefully no one in the office judges me. I really enjoy food.

Who’s your celeb spirit animal?

This is a tough one. I want to say it’s a toss up between Jeff Goldblum and Guy Fieri. Last Halloween I went to a costume party as Guy Fieri. There’s a photo of it on my Instagram.

What would be your dream superpower?

Not burning my mouth on hot foods or beverages. This seems more practical than something like running really fast or being invisible.

What song best describes you?

This is probably the hardest question on the list. I took like three online quizzes and didn’t like the answers I got. I think I’m going to go with “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. It’s been stuck in my head for the last week and it’s a great song.

What is something unique about you?

In the first grade, I won the Zaner Bloser statewide handwriting contest (because that’s a thing). I was on like the fourth page of The Buffalo News where they said my name is Daniel Seifert, not David Seifert. I guess that can be my cool alter ego. Fast forward to today and you probably can’t make out a word I write down.

 

Content Marketing: Hailey Wageman

Hailey, a senior at SUNY Cortland, is working towards a degree in communication with a concentration in public relations and advertising (not to mention a minor in Spanish). Before coming to Quinlan, she interned at Cortland’s alumni house and wrote for the campus newspaper. So far, Hailey has been assisting the content marketing team with social media and research for blogs.

Quinlan: Where do you ultimately want to end up after graduation?
Hailey: I would love to work for an ad agency in a major city like New York or Chicago. However, with Buffalo being so up-and-coming, there seems to be a lot to look forward to staying in the area.

What’s your favorite TV show?
Hate to admit it, but Keeping Up With the Kardashians is my current guilty pleasure.

Who’s your celeb spirit animal?
Crazy Beyonce fan-girl is an understatement.

What would be your dream superpower?
Fly, so I can travel the world for free.

What song best describes you?
Any Beyonce song.

What’s something fun/unique we don’t know about you?
I’ve been a vegetarian all of my life!

 

Account Services: Elizabeth Nolan

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Elizabeth is going into her senior year at Canisius College, where she will be finishing up her bachelor’s degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. Formerly a marketing intern for Hylan Asset Management and research assistant for her college professor, Elizabeth comes to us with a solid background in research, planning, execution and analysis. This summer, she’ll continue to build upon those skills as she helps the account service team develop proposals for our clients.

Quinlan: Where do you ultimately want to end up after graduation?
Elizabeth: I am terribly unsure of what I want to do with my life after graduation. However, I know that ultimately down the line I would like to live somewhere on the East Coast – mainly to stick close to family. Aside from this and the fact that I most definitely plan on owning a few dogs, I’ll just have to wait and see where life takes me!

What’s your favorite TV show?
A very tough question, but I think I’ll have to go with Parks and Rec.

Who’s your celeb spirit animal?
Chris Pratt is a pretty excellent guy – I’m not sure if he’s my celeb spirit animal exactly but I do love him so I guess he’ll have to do!

What would be your dream superpower?
My answer for this question is always changing – but I think teleportation would be a pretty cool and convenient power to have, especially because I seem to be constantly driving back and forth between Syracuse (hometown) and Buffalo.

What song best describes you?
At least during the school year I am very often stressed out about class and work, so I guess I’ll have to go with Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots (It’s not as depressing as it seems, the song is really very up beat so it’s actually a very positive, happy kind of stress I promise!)

What’s something fun/unique we don’t know about you?
I have a ridiculous love of dogs and the fact that I will be able to get a dog of my own once I’m done with school and have a decent job is probably one of the top reasons I am most excited to graduate at the moment!

 

Need tips on how to be a kick-ass mentor? Want to find out more about our rockstar interns? Tweet us at @QuinlanCompany.

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