The BIGfish team has been extremely busy this fall and our interns Amanda and Kosha have been working hard to assist the account team on an assortment of different projects. From creating engaging content for Facebook and Twitter, to writing blog posts, press releases and pitching the media, there was no shortage of exciting work to be done by our interns over the past several months. Now that the semester is coming to an end, we asked them about their experience at BIGfish and their future plans. Read on to get a firsthand look at life as a BIGfish intern!
Interested in interning with us? We’re always looking for motivated candidates to join our team; send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration!
Amanda G. Barillas
Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
College: Boston University, Fall 2015
Major: Public Relations
Minors: Business Administration and Psychology
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: Brainstorming sessions with the team.
Most valuable lesson learned while working at BIGfish: How to communicate with potential partners for an event or campaign, which takes assertiveness and confidence.
Advice to future BIGfish interns: Be timely and organized; don’t let ongoing projects disappear in your agenda! Keep everything up to date, and you can only do this if you prioritize.
Where you’d like to be in 5 years: An Account Executive at an agency that specializes in Food & Beverage, particularly in Boston or Chicago.
Anything else? It’s been a great semester, and I’ve learned everything I wanted to learn from agency experience and more from the team. Thank you all for everything! And to the next intern: Good luck! It’s going to be a great semester!
Hometown: Louisville, KY
College: Boston University, January 2015
Major: Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a Concentration in Public Relations
Minor: Business Administration
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: I have enjoyed working with a variety of different clients at BIGfish. Because of the small size of the team, I was able to work on and learn about every client in one way or another, which provided me with a lot of meaningful experience!
Most valuable lesson learned while working at BIGfish: I am glad that I had my first agency experience at BIGfish because the team is dedicated to helping you learn and enhance your PR skills. This internship provided me with many firsts, such as my first pitch (and coverage!). These mini accomplishments were only possible because of the constant feedback I received from the team.
Advice to future BIGfish interns: Take as much advantage of the BIGfish environment as possible. Very rarely will you find the opportunity to work for a firm that is willing to let you work on projects you express interest in, while constantly giving you input to improve. If you are interested in a client or there is a certain project you want to jump on, don’t hesitate to ask!
Where you’d like to be in 5 years: In 5 years I hope to still be working in PR/Marketing at a post that requires a lot of travel!