Fall has arrived and so have our interns! We are so excited to welcome back Senior Intern, Emily Rosenberg, and two new interns, Hailey McKee and Emma Silva! Read on to learn about the two newest additions to the BIGteam.
Name: Hailey McKee
Hometown: Dyersburg, Tennessee
Tell us a little bit about your background: I am a graduate student at Boston University studying public relations. Previously, I served as a public relations intern for the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce in Mississippi, where I published news releases and created the organization’s first newsletter. Earlier, I was a social media intern at HottyToddy.com, an online news agency in Mississippi, where I produced news packages and multimedia advertisements for 1.8 million annual unique viewers. I graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a broadcast emphasis and a specialization in public relations.
I am looking forward to working in an agency setting and exploring the technology sector of public relations at BIGfish this semester!
What attracted you to BIGfish? I liked the idea of working with a close-knit group of practitioners who genuinely enjoy their work and achieve impressive results both in Boston and well beyond it.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Outgoing, adventurous, dedicated, methodical and happy.
What’s your favorite food?: Anything Mexican and covered in queso!
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship?: I am hoping to learn how to use press clipping technologies, write for today’s on-the-go audiences and understand the agency-client relationship.
Anything else we should know about you?: I love traveling! This past summer, I planned a trip with two friends to London, Paris, Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Cairo. Even though my bank account is struggling a little bit, I am already looking forward to my next adventure.
Name: Emma Silva
Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Tell us a little bit about your background: I am a junior studying public relations at Boston University! I spent this past summer juggling my time between two internships here in Boston: one doing in-house PR at a large nonprofit, and the other at a small boutique public relations agency. The two experiences could not have been more different, and both helped me to expand my view of the public relations industry. I have never worked in tech before, so I am excited to broaden my horizons at BIGfish!
When I’m not working or studying, I love taking yoga classes and exploring Boston’s green spaces.
What attracted you to BIGfish? BIGfish is a small agency with big clients. The opportunity to work with such innovative clients excited me and was something I had never done before! I was also attracted to the dynamic and committed work environment that BIGfish has. Everyone is so hard working and is really passionate about their work.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Motivated, organized, driven, passionate and outgoing.
What’s your favorite food?: Anything from UBurger in Kenmore Square!
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship?: I’m looking forward to learning more about PR in the tech industry and perfecting my pitches.
Anything else we should know about you?: I’m spending next semester studying and interning abroad in Sydney, Australia!