It’s so hard to believe that my last day as an intern at Image has arrived. Since January, I’ve been a part of such an amazing team and have gained so much knowledge and experience in the field I want to pursue. While it’s a sad moment to be leaving such a great company, I’m looking forward to graduating and starting my life! For this blog post, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned in my few months here.

PR:  I’ve learned so much about the field and the day to day tasks as part of being an intern on the PR team. The PR team was in charge of the client’s image. We focused on all things pertaining to social media including content, pictures and layouts. I got the chance to write a press release and sponsorship letters for businesses for upcoming events. We planned social media content together and came up with creative captions too! We worked so closely together on tasks and I learned how to be extremely comfortable reaching out for help and asking for feedback! These are things I’ve never done before, so I’m glad to have stepped outside of my comfort zone.

Writing: I have always loved to write and I always knew that I wanted to get into a field that involved writing in some way. I was fortunate enough to be able to write weekly blog posts for Image with the help of our lovely copywriter, Sara. She has been guiding and helping me sharpen my writing skills. I also now have some writing samples for my portfolio! There are so many helpful things that I took away from this internship so it’s terrific to be able to showcase a piece of that with my writing.

Social Media: Social media management is one of the biggest skills I’ve acquired. When I first started, I thought that it’d be a breeze and that there would be nothing left to learn. I thought I already knew everything about social media. Boy, was I wrong. Running a social media account for a company is work (and fun, of course). I’ve learned how to manage and plan my content and how to showcase what the brand is really like through their social media accounts. I can easily take this skill anywhere I go!

Life: Last and most certainly not least, I’ve learned so many life skills- things that I can’t necessarily put on my resume. I’ve learned more about the field I want to get into after college, what I want in a career, and the type of people I want to work with. I’ve been so lucky to work with such outgoing girls that can balance work with fun! I love the casual and collaborative environment Image fosters, and this kind of environment is the kind I want to work in, in the future. I’ve learned that work doesn’t have to be boring and that it’s so important to do something you love. When you find the right place with the right people, you’ll just know.