My First Internship
New York, Kansas, Florida, Virginia, Rhode Island. Five states and 20 years later, here I am at my very first internship. Hi everyone! My name is Julia, and I am an intern at Caster this summer. For the small amount of time I have been interning at Caster, I feel I have learned so much already. I was pretty nervous on my big first day, but Caster welcomed me with open arms.
First off, here are a couple of things to know about me. I am a marketing major at the University of Rhode Island and am headed into my junior year! My hobbies include hiking, playing tennis, and going to the beach. Considering four out of the five states I’ve lived in are on the east coast, and I mainly grew up right down the road from our Rhode Island office, the beach is a must. But even though I would consider myself a beach bum, I also love rainy days with thunderstorms, although my dog would beg to differ. I love days when I can curl up with a good book, snuggle with my dog, or go to the movies – my friends and I are horror movie buffs. Another fun fact about me is that I’m left-handed, so I’ve always been the creative thinker in my family, pursuing dance, art, and music by going to concerts and music festivals whenever possible.
These traits translate to the many reasons why I wanted to intern for Caster. While I am a marketing major, public relations has always interested me. Having lived in so many places, I love trying new things and meeting new people. The field of business/communications has endless opportunities to do both. But choosing a career path can be tricky with the broad scope of the business field, and narrowing down a specific area of study is challenging. Overall, I need more experience in the working world.
There are some things I know for sure, though. I want to choose a career that not only challenges me but allows me to use my skills to the best of my ability. I have both a creative and business/analytical side which helps me adapt quickly. I crave the opportunity to do something different every once in a while, such as meeting different people, going to new places, and learning new things. That’s what brought me to Caster — I want to see what the PR world is like, and so far, I am not disappointed.
Furthermore, there are many areas in PR where different skills are needed, and the public relations environment tends to be fast-paced. Interning at Caster is a great opportunity to learn something new and grow — to strengthen my skills. I want to become a well-rounded worker and make the most of my experiences at Caster this summer. I look forward to learning more and more every day and eventually being able to offer more of my own skills to the team, the workforce, and beyond. 😊