Greetings and salutations friends, My name is Darcy Stackhouse. This is my first post on this lovely cyber compilation of student thoughts so I feel it is only right to formally introduce myself! So hello gang, I’m Darcy, I am currently an Advertising major following the Art Direction track at Temple University, I enjoy laughing, listening to beautiful music, appreciating the arts and as you may have picked up – I am currently an intern!

Intern. Such a fun word.

It still hasn’t exactly hit me yet that I’ve landed a position at a real agency with real clients and deadlines..and I’ve already been here for almost a month!

Before I delve into what I’ve been doing over the first quarter of my internship, lets start from the beginning shall we? So here we go – A brief (or not so brief) history behind how, why, where, and, when my title of intern started:

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About 2 months ago I came to a revelation that time waits for no student these days. It was the summer before my fall semester junior year, and there I was, no clear idea of where exactly I was headed, or if I’d even be graduating on time. It was then and there I made an executive decision to get my bum in gear and embark on a journey that all faculty and real world executives encourage – get an internship.

I had been given the instruction a heaping handful of times, fully aware of the significance of having some sort of industry experience under your belt before you get thrown into the shark tank that I like to call the real world post graduation; but the reality of physically preparing your resume, contacting agencies, and going out on interviews point blank intimidated me.

It was during my said revelation that I decided to ditch skepticism and take the bull by the horns – Dodgeball reference haha.

About a year ago my lovely sister and her husband informed me of an awesome agency that used to be based out of South Philly (they’ve since relocated to our current office in Olde City – fyi: it’s fabulous).

They call themselves At Media, and they do just about everything I’ve always wished to get involved in. Since hearing about their agency, I had kept them in the back of my mind; following them on Facebook and Twitter, doing my best to stay actively updated on company news & developments so when the time came about, I could be fully briefed on who I could hopefully land an internship with.

With half the summer over and school fast approaching, my expectations weren’t at their peak, for I was well aware that the sooner you start the better chances you have at naturally getting noticed by the company. As a rookie in this particular area of job hunts, I did what most students do – shot them an email with my cover letter and resume asking for an opportunity to interview.

Simple. To the Point.