Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner–which means here at BIGfish, we’re saying goodbye to our summer interns and getting ready to hire fall interns (learn more here!) After three months of working with a variety of clients, creating social media content, developing media lists, and more, we asked our summer interns what they’ve taken away from working at BIGfish. Read on to hear their responses!
Name: Nika Gokhman
Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin
College: Tufts University, Class of 2013
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: I’m right in the action. We all sit together, learn together, and ask questions of each other. It’s a collaborative, cohesive space with no literal or figurative walls.
Most valuable lesson from working at BIGfish: Learn by listening and taking on challenges. By pushing yourself, you learn and grow, becoming more capable, responsible, and active. Show initiative, and you’ll be better for it.
Where I’d like to be in 5 years: Happy.
Anything else? Skills translate. No matter where you are, what your education is, or what you’ve done– experiences are priceless. You never know how one skill set can help you in a completely unrelated field. It just takes a little flexibility.
Name: Elisabeth Jeffcote
Hometown: Windham, New Hampshire
College: Providence College, Class of 2013
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: The office environment! I love that everyone is in the same room. It is great for bouncing ideas around and promotes conversation.
Most valuable lesson from working at BIGfish: I learned a lot from my time at BIGfish, but I would say the most valuable lesson would be that it takes time, revision and patience for ideas to come into fruition.
Where I’d like to be in 5 years: Five years down the road I would love to be working in the creative department of an advertising and public relations firm.
Name: Alex Oanono
Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
College: Emerson College, Class of 2013
Favorite part of working at BIGFish: Getting to read Wired Magazine all day.
Most valuable lesson from working at BIGfish: Well organized media lists are equal in value to gold.
Where I’d like to be in 5 years: Working in fashion branding in NY.
Name: Roy DeGiovanni
Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut
College: The New England Institute of Art, Class of 2012
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: Working with the BIGfish team. Everyone was very friendly, which made working here easy and enjoyable. Also, Fridays at about 3:00 pm!
Most valuable lesson from working at BIGfish: Not to duplicate the files on the server and to link back to the original files.
Where I’d like to be in 5 years: Hopefully well on my way to running my own company.
Anything else? It was very enjoyable to work here and I learned a lot about designing for the real world.
Name: Elizabeth Ronzio
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri
College: Emerson College, Class of 2013
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: I love anything that is travel related, so assisting Iceland Naturally in social media efforts was a lot of fun to work on. I hope I can go there one day and put all of my knowledge to good use!
Most valuable lesson from working at BIGfish: I can build killer media list.
Where I’d like to be in 5 years: Working in children’s non-profit marketing and spending any of my free time traveling the world.
Name: Christina Szymanski
Hometown: Niskayuna, New York
College: Emerson College, Class of 2014
Favorite part of working at BIGfish: It’s small company so everyone gets to know each other and work together.
Most valuable lesson from working at BIGfish: BIGfish taught me all the fundamentals to becoming a good PR and marketing professional. It was great to be able to actually work with the clients and have hands on experience that other internships didn’t necessarily give me.
Where I’d like to be in 5 years: I’d love to be working at a marketing agency in Boston!
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