Position Title: Marketing Brand Ambassador
Student Name: DeMarco Thompson
Major: Communication Studies
Type of Internship: Advertising, Media & PR
City, State: Silver Spring, MD
Hours: 5-10 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid
How did you find this internship?
I found this internship position through Facebook.
What did you do as an intern at this organization?
During my internship, I attended bi-weekly meetings, promoted events through social media, collaborated with on-campus organizations to promote events, established partnerships for giveaways, marketed events through placement of posters and cards, attended concerts to promote other shows, and distributed flyers for upcoming events at the end of concerts.
What did you find most rewarding in your internship?
Some of the most rewarding aspects of my position included being able to connect with on-campus organizations to raffle tickets to a show each month that helped promote the Filmore through Live Nation and raise money for campus organizations. Additionally, networking with on-campus organizations and other college campuses was great. There were also free concert tickets each month for a show of our choosing.
What were the challenges you faced in your internship?
Traveling to Silver Spring every other week was difficult. Also, getting permission to display flyers on campus was the most difficult part of the process because sometimes permission would be denied.
If another student at TU was interested in your internship next year, what skills would you recommend they develop in the coming semesters to prepare?
Communication skills are essential for this position. Networking is a major part and you will need to communicate with others effectively. Flexibility and reliable transportation are also a must. Be ready to connect with other organizations on your campus to make the experience better. There is travel and a lot of advertising involved. Networking with other schools was a great experience that helped me.
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