PRSSA Kent State University
Allied Integrated Marketing has become a second family to me. This summer has been filled with opportunities, growth and dedication. As I balanced between two jobs and this internship, it is no surprised that I’ve pushed myself to the limits and learned to become an extremely hard worker. Allied Integrated Marketing has given me the opportunity to do research, practice phone conversations, face-to-face communication and problem solving.
In the beginning of summer my supervisor, Holly Duns, gave me a check list of tasks I will experience and learn over the course of my internship. Some of the tasks include promotional movie screenings, schedule social media posts, direct and accommodate the press at screenings, research and target a specific demographic for a film, and send mass emails. With every task I completed, I learned something new about myself and was able to get creative with each one. On top of the overall intern check list, Holly gave me many unique opportunities and learning experiences with this internship. I was able to set up events in Buffalo, NY to promote the movies ‘Terminator Genisys’ and ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ at a paintball/airsoft complex called Buffalo Battleground. Holly gave me more responsibilities than many other student interns by having me set up events in a different state. Another unique opportunity I was fortunate of experiencing was working the ‘Paper Towns’ Tour in Columbus, Ohio. I was able to work with the press, engage the fans, and monitor the red carpet. July 15, 2015 will be a day I’ll never forget in my college experience and that is all thanks to this internship.
Allied Integrate Marketing has changed me as a person and more importantly, as a public relations professional.
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