The spring is always an insanely busy time here at BIGfish: post-CES follow up, Taste of Iceland, press events and much, much more, so we rely heavily on our interns to help out with some pretty important projects. This semester we were lucky enough to have not one but two incredibly talented and hardworking public relations interns on our team: Bella & Karoline. They helped with social media, media lists, pitching (and securing coverage for our clients!), writing blog posts and a plethora of other things. Keep reading to learn more about their time at BIGfish.
Check back later this summer to apply for our fall PR internship!
Name: Isabella DiSanto
Hometown: Broadview Heights, Ohio
College: Boston University
Major: Communication Specializing in Public Relations
Minor: A somewhat random concentration in Italian
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: Working with the amazing BIGfish team!
Most valuable lesson learned while working at BIGfish: It’s so hard to pick just one, but the significance of media relations and the importance of building relationships in this industry was definitely one of the biggest takeaways for me.
Advice to future BIGfish interns: Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask lots of questions – that’s how you learn.
Where you’d like to be in 5 years: I’d love to be working with innovative brands in the health, wellness and beauty industries.
Name: Karoline Etter
Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts
College: Salem State University
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: The atmosphere! The team is young, fun and smart, and the open office space makes for a unique and friendly atmosphere.
Most valuable lesson learned while working at BIGfish: The importance of editing with a team. Your work is never going to be perfect the first time around, and a fresh set of eyes really helps to clarify your ideas and make your writing stronger. It’s also super helpful to see the edits and know exactly where you can improve to become a better writer.
Advice to future BIGfish interns: Ask questions! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and dive into anything that interests you. The BIGfish team loves the passion and wants you to be able to do what you love!
Where you’d like to be in 5 years: In five years, I would like to be living in Boston, California or somewhere overseas, working in a PR agency and traveling often!