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.
Network, Network, NETWORK!
Transferring to Temple University for the spring 2017 semester I felt a lot of emotions. I was excited for the challenge and new beginning yet anxious like a little kid the night before their first day of school. I was also nervous and a bit scared that I would be out of place. See, I wasn’t the traditional student. I went to college straight out of high school in 2009 but dropped out to enlist in the military. After enlisting, I started school again but due to the constant geographic and work schedule changes that came with my new line of work I was constantly taking breaks from and changing schools. Not to mention that I was also pregnant with my first child so making the decision to go to Temple was one that would require a lot of determination, discipline and dedication.
I could only take online and night classes a few times a week because of my job and my commute was an hour each way! And although I was just a few years older, initially sitting in classes at Temple I felt a bit unconnected with my classmates at times. Because of my military background some of my instructors and classmates thought that I was so cool, experienced and had the upper hand. However in my eyes I felt out of place and far behind. Not only was I completely switching career fields but going into my senior year I had yet to have internship while other kids in my class was working on their 4th and 5th internships. On top of that I was having scheduling and other miscellaneous issues with my command which conflicted me from taking the classes and from fulfilling my internship requirement, all of which I needed to graduate. After much debate and jumping through hoops, I made the tough decision to separate from active duty so that I could fully focus on obtaining my degree. Thinking the hard part was over I was feeling completely liberated! However in the same breath I still felt discouraged, scared and far behind because I had yet to secure an internship, I was juggling being a newly single mom nine hours away from family, I had just quit my job and not to mention it had taken me all of nine years to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel of undergrad.
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: Where Design Gets Down to Business
Hi! My name is Nicole and I graduated from Temple University a little over a month ago, but in order to get my degree, I just needed an internship credit. I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in Advertising with an Account Management track. A few weeks before graduation, I accepted an internship offer at Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. They are a non-profit organization that helps upcoming designers in the Philadelphia area build their brand and grow their business. Each year, they select a diverse range of designers and business people to participate in their designers-in-residence program. For a whole year, they will have to attend business boot camps, workshops, retail critiques, industry visits, meetings and consultations, and events in order to learn how create a successful business and get their brand up and running. Their resources include mentors from various companies and universities around the city who will educate, connect, and support them. This program is tailored to the needs and goals of the selected designers.
Finally made it!
My name is Amy and I am an Advertising major at the Klein College of Media and Communications. I made the decision at the age of 27 years old to get my college degree and embarked on a journey that would eventually end up here, at the American College of Physicians (ACP). I walked in May with the rest of my class and will graduate this August after the completion of my credited internship. However, it was not a road easily traveled. Along the way I had to work a full time job to support myself, in addition to dealing with an ailing parent among many other responsibilities. I have to be honest, there were times I wanted to give up and wasn’t sure I could make it through what ended up being seven years. Because of the demanding schedule I had during the school year, I wasn’t able to work as many internships as I would have liked. I am happy to say that working hard and applying myself to the curriculum, I was able to graduate magna cum laude and land what I consider to be an amazing internship at the American College of Physicians.