New year, new interns! We are excited to welcome two new interns, Tara Moran and Jacqueline Loring, and to welcome back Senior Intern, Emily Rosenberg, for another semester! Read on to learn about these aspiring PR pros joining the BIGoffice.
Name: Tara Moran
Hometown: Monroe, NY
Tell us a little bit about your background: I’m in my third year at Boston University studying Public Relations and Sociology. In addition to running social media accounts for different clubs on campus, I spent the summer of 2019 working at the national headquarters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with their in-house communications team in New York City. I’m excited to explore the agency world and the tech industry with BIGfish this semester!
What attracted you to BIGfish? BIGfish offered the perfect combination of a small team and big clients. I knew I wouldn’t get lost in the shuffle of a larger agency, but I would also be working with interesting and influential companies. I was impressed by the opportunities for real hands-on learning experiences and involvement in all aspects of the job. The location and beautiful office is just a bonus!
Describe yourself in 5 words: Organized, efficient, thoughtful, dedicated, and positive.
What’s your favorite food?: This might be the most New York thing I’ve ever said, but nothing beats a bacon, egg, and cheese with salt, pepper, and ketchup on a sesame bagel.
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship?: I hope to grow more comfortable with pitching media professionals and communicating on behalf of clients in the real world.
Anything else we should know about you?: I love music! I have hosted five different shows and served on the executive board for BU’s student-run radio station, WTBU. If I’m not at work, in class, or in the studio, you can find me at concert venues all over Boston!
Name: Jacqueline Loring
Hometown: Holden, MA
Tell us a little bit about your background: I am a senior at Boston University majoring in Communication Studies with a focus in Psychology. This past summer, I interned at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Boston where I interviewed patients and nurses to create content for the company’s website and social media accounts. In addition, I wrote monthly newsletters to keep the hospital community engaged. Prior to this job, I interned at Weber Shandwick in Sydney, Australia where I collaborated with various departments across the agency creating media lists, monitoring news, pitching reporters, and conducting research. I am set to graduate in May 2020, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to intern at BIGfish during my last semester at BU!
What attracted you to BIGfish? I was excited by the idea of working with a small group of PR professionals on a variety of interesting clients. The aptitude and expertise of the publicists at BIGfish Communications is inspiring, and I hope to learn and grow from the talent and passion within the office.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Persistent, proactive, organized, active, passionate
What’s your favorite food?: Spaghetti squash
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship?: I hope to learn how to use new tools and media databases, gain a greater understanding PR in the tech industry, acquaint myself with BIGfish’s clients, and collaborate with PR professionals at BIGfish.
Anything else we should know about you?: I’m a huge dog person. I love all dogs, especially my family’s adorable Cockapoo named Clover. My future dream dog is a Bernedoodle.