Experience at Temple University’s Marketing Department
Hello, curious reader! My name is Colin Giering, a student and independent filmmaker. I am a sophomore at Temple University with an intent to graduate with a degree in Advertising. This past 2018 fall semester I had the privilege of working with Temple University’s Marketing Department specifically, within the video department.
Trying out Temple Football
When many people think of fall, they think of apple cider, pumpkin picking, changing leaves, and of course, weekends dedicated to college football. With football season in full swing, I have had the opportunity to intern with Temple football and assist with their advertising, their graphics, and their behind-the-scene operations. My name is Jocelyn Burns, and I am a junior advertising major following the art direction track in the Klein School of Media and Communication.
Success is a choice
Last month, John Zissimos came to my class to talk about his inspirational journey – from being a Temple alum to being VP of Creative, Brand & Media at Google. Although several weeks have passed by since the day I listened to Mr. Zissimos’s story, the lessons I learned from him remained to be everlasting.
Something I do not think many people actually get to do at this point in time is to be the very first intern a company ever has. So far being the first intern has been such a rewarding learning experience for not just myself but the company as well. Every week I show up and get a list of things that need to be accomplished including social media posts updates, social media trend updates, branding, merchandising, ordering of products, etc. As I go through the work I am supposed to complete, I almost always improvise from the way that they want me to do it in order to bring a more modern work environment into the office. As I learn from them, they learn from me which makes it a very healthy relationship in the office. Also being the first intern, some would think that there is a stigma regarding what I would be working on. Luckily for me, everyone on in the office knows I am not the coffee guy. The CEO of the company came in on the first day to let everyone know that I would not be here for coffee runs as I am being paid to actually get the work assigned done. I believe I am setting down a template for the next Intern they choose to bring aboard the company. It’s awesome to know that I am leaving not only a legacy, but a way of doing everything for the next intern that comes aboard. They’ll be able to do pretty well.
From LOLs to Money
Having this professor from London come and talk to us was extremely informative and interesting. As mentioned in the lecture, Facebook and Google use our information to recognize certain people of certain types like certain things. The world wide web sets standards while also distributing information, and allows for information to be made available to all of us at once. He went on to talk about the difference between Google and Facebook’s revenue in 2017; Google brought in 111 billion USD while Facebook brought in 40.6 billion. About 85% of Google’s money came from advertising, and a whopping 98% of Facebook’s money came from advertising too. The idea of “free laborer” also came up, for example our posts and activity help Facebook and other social media apps analyze data to help spread more information, thus us working for free access to these applications.
The Life of a Small Firm
The Life of a Small Firm
Hello everyone, my name is Margo Adams and I am a graphic design intern at Platinum Brands, a fairly small communications firm in Center City, Philadelphia. I am a junior majoring in Advertising on the creative direction track. Here is a little something I learned from my first ever internship-
Philly Girl Meets The Big Apple
Hello! My name is Shannon Vo and I’m a senior majoring in Advertising, concentrating on account management. This semester, I am interning for Sony Music Entertainment in New York City under Legacy Recordings. Before my internship at Sony Music, I had only been to New York City about two times. My first trip up to the Big Apple was scary but so exciting. Besides the insane amount of traffic, the two-hour bus ride was quite peaceful. I remember entering through the doors of the building and just being so overwhelmed. I was finally in the space where I wanted to be. There was so much euphoria in the air as other interns gathered in the lobby to be escorted up to the main floor.
Hey everyone! My name is Dakota, a senior in Advertising on the Art Direction Track, graduating in August 2018.
Hi all, my name is Anastasia Garraway, and I am a senior advertising student with a track in account management.
Believe you can, and you are halfway there
My name is Vi (Vivian) La, and I am a Strategic Account Planning Intern at Digitas Health, a Publicis Health’s agency. Working full-time at Digitas Health this summer has been an extraordinary and transformative experience for me, as I have seen myself growing both professionally and personally.
Expectations vs. Reality!
Hi Everyone! My name is Hannah, and I am a senior at Temple majoring in Advertising following the account management track. Three weeks ago I started a sales internship with Henry Schein’s dental division. Henry Schein is the worlds largest distributor of healthcare products and services!
Your Summer Internship is Over…Now What?
Give yourselves a pat on the back! Not only for scoring a summer internship and seeing it end, but hopefully you have learned a great deal in your respective industry and, not to mention, the glorious recommendation your internship supervisor will write you. No matter how sad you are that your time at your internship is over, remember how far you’ve come since the very first day. Before going back to university, starting another internship or part-time/full-time job, taking time off, or traveling, here are a few reminders to make sure you leave on the best terms:
What They Don’t Tell You About Internships
Don’t let the title fool you- this is an extraordinarily positive post! To remind you, I’m Brittany Blackman and I’m a marketing intern at PetNovations Inc. PetNovations Inc is the parent company to the brand CatGenie. The CatGenie is the world’s first and only self-cleaning litter box, equipped with reusable granules. PetNovations is responsible for sales and marketing, and customer service for the CatGenie in North America.
Teamwork makes the dream work
My name is Chloe Johnson and I am interning at Temple Athletics in their Sports Marketing Department. More specifically I work with the Creative Services team within sports marketing. So far in my first three weeks working in this department I have learned a lot about the internal side of Temple Athletics. The creative team’s main function is to create content to promote athletic events, fundraising efforts and ultimately bring in revenue for Temple University. As a student-athlete I was already familiar with many of the staff members and was able to see what a photoshoot, or video shoot looks like from the other side of the lens. As an intern, I have been able to see more of the behind the scenes efforts of what all this entails from the graphic design side.
An Internship that is the Cat’s Meow…
Hello! My name is Brittany Blackman, and I am going into my senior year at Temple University. In my search for the perfect internship, I imagined myself in the city at a popular agency. However, my journey took me in a different direction. By a lucky chance, I landed at internship at a company called PetNovations, located in Norristown, PA. I am now obsessed with my job.
Combining my two passions
Hi my name is Chloe Johnson. I am interning at Temple Athletics within their creative services team in the sports marketing department. This internship opportunity has been really eye opening for me because it is allowing me to combine two of my passions which are sports and graphic design. I have always been a visually creative and athletic person and those two things tend not to go hand in hand. So it is very exciting to finally be doing something that combines both of my skill sets. This experience has made me want to pursue combining these two passions in my future career. The best career advice I have gotten is “do something you love and you will never work a day in your life” and I feel like that really applies to my internship. Now I hope that someday I can work in the creative department at a professional sports team or athletic brand.