The Outlook Of an Intern – #2

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Another “intern-view.” This time, we’re talking with Megan Anders.

What school do you go to and what year are you?
I attend SUNY Fredonia, and I’m going to be a senior next year.

What is your major and what made you pursue that path?
I decided to major in Media Management for a lot of reasons. I had taken advertising and marketing classes for electives in High School, and even though they were just general introductory classes, I was really interested in them and knew I would much rather spend my time working with the Media than any other options. Media Management gives me a chance to gain a broad perspective on different forms of communication while focusing on sales, regulation, and promotion, too.

How did you find out about Quinlan & Company?
I got an email from one of my professors about an internship at an advertising agency, and the word “advertising” caught my eye immediately. I looked up Quinlan’s website to learn more about the company, then applied right away.

What department are you interning with and who is your boss?
I’m interning in the Media Department working with Julia Vona, my boss, and Leanne Maloney, who is Julia’s assistant.

Who is the scariest person in the office?
I haven’t run into anyone that seems scary yet, to be honest! Everyone seems really welcoming and friendly.

What is your favorite part about interning here?
It’s nice to be in the “Real world” and be able to see how an advertising agency functions and runs. Just being in the office and listening in on meetings and seeing how all different departments work together is a great experience that I couldn’t get in a classroom. I feel like classes can only teach you so much, and interning can help give that extra experience I need to prepare myself for a job once I graduate.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
One thing I’ve found to be really important is to always be neat and organized, no matter what you’re working on. If you take your time while working on things that aren’t quite as important, you’ll learn to take pride in all of your work, no matter how big or small the task may be. This way, when you’re working on an important task, you’ll already be used to completing jobs the right way, and you’ll be less likely to make mistakes.

What do you hope to learn in the future while working at Quinlan?
During the rest of my time interning here, I hope I can continue to learn how to properly communicate with the sales representatives and learn the best ways for finishing work. I hope that I’m able to mature as a student and be able to take everything I’ve learned here to apply it to my real life.

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