And Now A Word From An Intern…

After getting wind of my struggle to break into the working world, my former boss flipped through her digital rolodex (a.k.a. iPhone contact list) in search of someone who might be able to help in my job search. That’s when she found a contact for P&F’s Marketing and Sales Director, Jesse Carere.

She felt as though it would be a good fit, and after only a few short weeks here, I know she was right.

After reading up on what P&F has to offer its clients, and surfing through the super star client base, I was sure that I wanted to be a part of the team.

Kicking off my career in an agency setting was very important to me. I believe that being given the chance to work with all levels of management, and to work on various accounts provides new grads a solid base for whatever future journies they may embark on.

With a degree in English, and a follow-up trip to grad school for Public Relations, I was thrilled when our copywriter, Carli, made her way into the storage closet with some exciting news. She asked me about my academic background, and then pointed out that I probably didn’t put in all that hard work just to spend my time rearranging boxes in the near-darkness.  She then asked me how I’d feel about doing some writing.  Needless to say, my answer was a hearty… YES!

As my fourth week here at P&F comes to a close, I can say with pride that I get to work closely with a variety of people on the P&F team, on a number of very exciting projects. So far, I have been able to work on various aspects of different events and I’m gaining firsthand experience in account management, interacting with various clients as well as managing internal account matters.  At times, I am also required to assist our office manager with her various daily tasks. And most recently, I’ve been given the chance to exercise my writing abilities by composing the company’s daily blog posts based on assignment!

Since my first week here, I have overcome my inability to get around the city in an efficient manner (being from the far north – Aurora, Ont. – this was an initial concern). I’ve also stopped staring blankly at my computer screen as various design terms flood my email inbox (I’ve now learned several of them).

Internships aren’t easy. It’s intimidating to walk into an agency setting, with the hopes of learning and growing, without knowing what you’ll need to learn, or which way you’ll have to grow. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the fast paced world of marketing and advertising, I can’t think of a better place to get your feet wet than P&F. With an incredible staff, a really cool office in the heart of Queen West, and a number of high profile clients to work with, P&F is an easy choice when considering an internship placement.

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