OK, lets just get the boring stuff over with. My name’s Alex, I’m 21 years old and currently a senior at the University of Central Florida – GO KNIGHTS! I think of myself as the ultimate Flordian, there’s nothing I love more about me than the fact that I’m a Florida gal. However, I did move to Massachusetts for a year when I was 18 to broaden my horizon and to gain a greater sense of independence. But I had to get out of there after just a year, I couldn’t handle living in a world of grey and gloomy overcast skies every day – like I said, Florida gal.
I’ve had the goal to make it in the vibrant world of advertising and work with a team of creative people for as long as I can remember. I’m pretty sure it stems from my passion for art. At the early age of five, I was already painting and drawing, or whatever you want to call it (considering they were done by a 5-year-old), which are still framed on my parents’ walls.
Forward to today, one of the most important times of my educational career, and life, as I grow and create a path for the adult me. I worked harder than you could imagine to make it into UCF’s competitive advertising and public relations program. Because, unlike most college students, I knew what I wanted to major in and I’ve stuck to it for the past three years, without second guessing it once. So now it’s time to put on my big girl pants, break out of my shell and show the world what I’ve got.
It was during the last two weeks of summer and I was coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to have an internship for the semester. Then one day, as I was doing some research, I stumbled upon BIGEYE Creative’s website and it caught my eye, no pun intended. Everything from the logo to the little jokes thrown in the mix throughout the website was so intriguing. That’s when I clicked on the internship link and saw something that gave me hope- the deadline wasn’t until next week for students wanting to intern for the fall! I immediately sent an email and had an interview set up for later that week. Now, meet Alex, BIGEYE Creative’s new intern for the fall!
As I sat in my little nook on my first day at BIGEYE, I looked to my left and saw a tag on the closet doorknob under the stairs that read: “Shhh…Harry Potter sleeping!” I knew then that BIGEYE was a great fit for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better first internship. The warm welcome and the sense of humor floating around the office makes me confident I will love my time here. So, I’ll take on the hectic schedule and Justin making fun of my nail polish any day, as long as I’m working with the team here at BIGEYE Creative. Can’t wait to see what’s to come my way!