July 2015

Sky High Blue


Who would have thought starting an internship would shape my future and the things I want compared to the things I thought I wanted. Joining the Independence Blue Cross team was intimidating. Going into the big city everyday to go to a high floor and look over the beautiful city of Philadelphia. It felt as if I grew up overnight and wasn’t a college student anymore but a business woman working in the city of brotherly love. I wasn’t sure how the corporate life would treat me and what exactly I would be doing. All I knew was I was excited to work in such a respected corporation in Philadelphia.

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When in doubt always ask!



You know how often as an intern you are trusted to handle work that is important to the team and not just actual grunt work? Not very often that’s what! So when you are actually tasked with some thing important, its very imperative that you clearly understand the task otherwise it’s pretty hard to complete it.

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Network Network Network


From as long as I can remember I have not been the small talker. I’d run out of something to say in about two seconds flat and then just stand there awkwardly. This hindered me from even trying to talk to some people at times in fear that I might freeze up and my general questions like “how are you?” might not cut it and make the person pick up the conversation. The thought of freezing in front of someone that was my superior even frightened me more. What if I look stupid? What if they ask something I don’t know the answer to? All I hoped was the other person would continue to talk so I didn’t have a chance to make myself look bad. Being an Intern at Independence Blue Cross has helped me develop as better networker.

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Keep Work at Work

Lying About ThinkingI cheated at interning. LevLane Advertising|PR|Digital let me inside their walls as a copywriting intern, treated me with nothing but kindness, told me anything they thought might possibly help push my abilities as a writer, and I had the gaul to leave work every Tuesday through Thursday… and try to beat the system.

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Art + Food Event

My name is Rachel Gomberg and I am an upcoming Senior in the Advertising program with a focus in Art Direction. This Summer I’ve had the pleasure of interning with Art Sphere Inc., a non-profit organization located in Philly which provides art classes to low-income youth in the city. In addition to art classes they do fundraiser events, mural events, and neighborhood clean-ups. I was hired specifically as their graphic design intern right in the middle of the coordination of their latest fundraiser event titled “Art & Food”. This event has many big-name sponsors in Philly, mainly the Art Institute of Philadelphia. For this event, there will be numerous well-known Philadelphia chefs that will cook food for the event and consequently the attendees will vote for most artistic and most flavorful plates. This event is supposed to raise a lot of money for the organization from the ticket purchases. So far, I’ve been designing print materials for the event. For example, the awards for the chefs, posters about the chefs, event brochures, and welcome signs. In addition to these designs, I’ve been helping out with spreading awareness about the event with posts on facebook and hanging up flyers in the city. I must say, I’m really glad I got to have this experience interning at a non-profit for a cause I strongly believe in. As a person who has taken many art classes and has a deep appreciation for the arts, I strongly believe in the purpose it serves for our community and I am happy to help bring art activities to our youth. I always was worried about where I would land an internship and even a job after college with Advertising, as I didn’t want to advertise for companies/products I didn’t believe in. It was really lucky that I ended up landing this internship at Art Sphere, Inc. and anytime I’m feeling lazy or not in the mood for work (it happens to the best of us), the cause of helping bring art into the lives of kids whom don’t have the means, is what motivates me every single time. My experience so far has been exhilarating and I can’t wait to attend the Art + Food event that will be at Vie restaurant on July 23rd!

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What’s Behind the Big Blue Door?

Dozens of highly motivated and generous people who put in countless hours of work to make their dream come true – their own small business.  I have been able to get to know several entrepreneurs of the Incubator Program in the Small Business Development Center and am grateful that everyone is always so helpful and outgoing.  They aren’t so consumed in their everyday work that they forget about the lives of others, I have had numerous conversations about my summer classes, from Spanish to swimming and also the Women’s World Cup and Temple women’s soccer.
You might think of a serious-looking, always too busy, business-professional when the typical “businessman” pops into your head.  But my internship at the SBDC has taught me that there are kind-hearted people in the business world who love to learn and who love to help you learn too.

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