Being part of such a huge publishing company, Conde Nast, has been the most amazing experience of my entire life. Not only was it everything that I ever expected, it was more. I came in as a marketing intern, and left as being part of the TEEN VOGUE community as they would call it. The interns were treated like their family, and included us in every single adventure, brainstorm, event, etc. There are so many great things that happened, but I will share a few of my favorite highlights.
Myself along with the 10 other interns upstairs on the marketing floor were involved in a HUGE project called Back-to-School-Saturday. We spent the entire summer planning this “nationally declared holiday” which was on August 11, 2012. The day included a fashion show in L.A., thousands of deals from our advertisers, a new smartphone app, a relaunch of our website, and other advertising events around the NYC area. After using all of my social media platforms to get the word out to all of my followers about this holiday, our publisher, decided that it would be a great idea to get all of the Conde Nast interns involved in this chatter. He delegated myself and another intern to come up with a presentation to pitch to over 100 interns so that they could learn about this holiday. The intern that talked about it most would receive $250. Ashlee and I only had an hour to come up with a presentation and give our speech. It went so well and interns got involved extremely fast. It was a great success and I feel proud to say that I was a huge part in getting the word across to our TEEN VOGUE followers.
Another highlight of my time was when I got to help brainstorm for a new marketing idea in 2013. This was during the National Sales Meeting, something that interns were never invited to before. Our publisher felt like we were doing such a great job that he wanted to invite us. I had a great time getting to know all of the sales team, and it was awesome to pitch a presentation in a prom dress (that was our topic).
Now that my summer is over, I feel honored that I was chosen as an intern at such a wonderful company, and know that I am leaving with great friends and great people to network with. I learned a lot and have finally discovered the path that I wish to strive for as my last year at Temple.