Hi, my name is Dipanshi Agarwal and I am a junior advertising major with a double concentration in copywriting and brand strategy & research. I worked as the copywriting intern at Chatterblast Media starting May 2020. At that point, the company had been hoping to be back in the office by June. It’s laughable to think about that now.
When I first started the internship, it felt like I was thrown to the wolves because it was just me, alone in front of the laptop, not really knowing if asking that one question was going to make me look like I couldn’t handle myself. But the people I worked with were more than accommodating and helped me understand my role and let me adjust at my speed which helped tremendously. So much so that when I was invited back for another semester, I was able to reach out to them and ask if I could also do some work on brand strategy since that’s another one of my concentrations. To date, I have worked on over twenty blogs for various clients, written copy for countless social media posts, created a successfully implemented creative campaign for a new client, and done peer audits and self audits for different clients. I strongly believe this internship was a huge stepping stone for my career in advertising. Before this internship, I barely knew how to write copy for social media or how to craft creative campaigns but now I’m more confident in my skills and actually have some content for my portfolio!
Aside from everything I learned, I also made really great relationships with the people I worked with. Obviously things might’ve been different if I could’ve experienced everything in-person but my mentor, Kristen, never made me feel like I was being a burden on her and was always ready to give me advice on my work. Another thing that probably would not have happened if weren’t for the pandemic is us bonding over our shared love for Animal Crossing, a game that gained a huge boost in popularity as it came out right when the pandemic started.
Overall, I believe working at Chatterblast gave me a unique experience of working at a social media agency and I am grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to be a “JuniorBlaster”. I am also excited to branch out and work under other areas of advertising and become a more well-rounded writer and creative.