My First Internship + Tips

Hi everyone! My name is Odalys Sosa and I am a junior here at Temple University. I am majoring in Advertising with a concentration in Account Management.

Hi everyone! My name is Odalys Sosa and I am a junior here at Temple University. I’m majoring in Advertising with a concentration in Account Management. I was a media intern at Harmelin Media, and I’ve gained so many new skills for my future career!

Harmelin is a strategic and data driven media agency. Some of their clients consist of Ford, Turkey Hill, Pet Armor and more. My first internship was at Harmelin Media as a media intern, which has taught me so many things about media in the advertising industry. I was able to be part of the Media Planning team and from the first day I jumped right into work. I was a little hesitant about being on the media planning team, because I wasn’t familiar with that specific area, but Harmelin taught me a great deal about media and the process. As a media intern, I had many hands-on opportunities to gain new skills such as creating flow charts and learning how to build connections with vendors/clients. I got the opportunity to work on different clients at the same time and worked with different people on my team. I joined different client meeting that allowed me to see how client relationships work. Everyone at Harmelin was very welcoming and taught me many valuable things. They were super helpful and answered all my questions I had. I am glad I had the opportunity to intern at Harmelin and be a part of their team.

Some tips I would give to first time interns are:
– Be open to learning and take in everything everyone wants to teach you
– Don’t be afraid to ask questions on a task you are given
– Keep in contact with the people you worked with

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  1. Hi Odalys, that is awesome that you worked for a company that are work with such big-name clients. Your first internship is something that you will always remember and always is a special one. I think it’s a great idea that you included tips for people going into their first internship, they are super helpful. Great job and congratulations on your success!

  2. Hi Odalys,

    Congrats on the completion of your first internship! You offered some great tips for those going into new internships/first internships. I’ve found that staying in contact with people you meet is SO important and can really help you out later on! Good luck with your senior year!

    Best,
    Jessica

  3. Hey Odalys,

    Congratulations on completing your first internship! I also started my first internship this summer and so far it has been an amazing experience. You gave some really good tips that I will carry over with me in my work. Especially when you said don’t be afraid to ask question. Congratulations again and good luck with your senior year.

    Micaiah West

  4. Hi Odalys!

    That’s so cool to learn that you’re interning at Harmelin Media because I just started a month ago on their Social team! I was also hesitant on taking the internship because I had no prior experience in the media planning world or at a media buying agency, but the people at Harmelin do a great job at making you feel welcome and are as helpful as possible. I really appreciate the tips you left at the end of your post because those are super important to go back to while you’re interning and keeping in contact with coworkers is especially huge. Best of luck in your future!

    Natalie Petrenko