My name is Kevin Grace and I’m a senior advertising major with concentrations in art direction and brand strategy and research. I am currently interning at Elevate Healthcare Marketing as their Art Intern. I joined Elevate expecting to just improve my design skills, but what I actually gained was so much more valuable. Here are 3 things that I secured during my internship:
- A supportive team. I felt like I was a part of the team from day one. On my first day in-person at the office, I was given a tour, invited to join everyone for lunch, and was introduced to my co-workers. Leadership made me feel welcomed by dedicating specific time and making it clear that I am an important part of the organization. Whether you’re the intern, or the owner of the company, everyone is treated with the same amount of respect and dignity.
- Thinking outside the box. Over the course of this internship, I have learned that there are numerous rules when it comes to healthcare advertising. There are so many restrictions in the industry and I feel as though it forces me to be even more creative with my ideas. I really have to think outside the box to achieve what has to be done, while also making sure there are no legal issues.
- A love for healthcare advertising. The work I create has a direct impact on our world. Majority of the work I do is targeted towards healthcare professionals and educates them on various diseases, drugs, medical devices, etc. I am always looking for ways to help those around me within my community. By combining my passion for design with my compassion for others, I am able to work for causes that I believe in while also improving upon my design skills. I am creating work that is meaningful, impactful, and has a purpose.
We may be a small agency, but, boy, are we mighty. The most important thing I gained during this internship was a sense of purpose and belonging in a company I feel like I can grow in. I can’t wait to see my career “elevate” to the next level.