Nicole Bousquet: Interning at Hollywood Agency
After the year we just had, I couldn’t be happier to be entering 2021. The year 2020 was full of difficult times, challenges, and complications. On the other hand, 2020 taught me a lot about myself and opened a door that I was beyond excited to walk through my internship here at Hollywood Agency.
As a second- semester senior, I am entering one of the most critical times of my life. The final months before potentially accepting a full-time job is extremely important. Signing on for this internship, is arguably one of the best things I could have done to advance my career readiness. Hollywood is full of experienced professionals who have equipped me with so much experience and insight in just a few months’ time. Everyday at this internship challenges my skills, while simultaneously expanding I am never sent to simply “go get coffee” or to just “do busywork,” my time here is valued just as much as anyone else on staff and I feel that speaks volumes about the organization’s culture.
Growing up, my parents always told me to “Find a job where you go to work happy and leave happy every day,” and I actually found a place that evokes that exact sentiment. The atmosphere of Hollywood is unmatched, the team is beyond supportive and is ALWAYS available to help me. Each member has a unique skillset and has made a lasting impact on me during my time here, motivating me to be better than I was the day before.
I could ramble on and on about how happy I am as an intern at Hollywood, but if I had to highlight one specific thing about the internship it is how every single day different. I’d go from working on compiling client media coverage one day, to making a swift switch to conducting media relations the next. I can’t stress how important this is as a fast-paced-ever changing work environment gives interns the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zones, and learn as much as they possibly can out of the experience.
If you are potentially interested in an internship in the integrated communications world, I strongly advise you try to intern at Hollywood. You will learn countless ways to be successful both personally and professionally. I can truthfully say that this internship is providing me with the tools to succeed as a public relations professional.