Many people say to cherish your college years because it’s the best four years of your life. Without a doubt, my experience at Florida State University was jam-packed with unforgettable experiences, new endeavors, embarrassing moments and of course, tons of new skills and knowledge. As I walked across the stage at graduation (without tripping), I felt accomplished to say the least. I now have a degree from the College of Business, with majors in marketing and finance and a minor in communications.
But was that enough? Nope, not for me. I was ready to take on the professional world and start my career, but after tons of sent resumes and uninspiring interviews I felt a little helpless. That is, until I found an opportunity through my big sister from my sorority, Nicole, new employee/previous intern at Covenant Communications. I researched the Orlando advertising agency and found that it was straight up my alley and something I wanted to pursue. After I met with Justin, and after Nicole put in a few good words, I was offered the internship.
That brings me to today. After a couple weeks as an intern I’ve had quite a unique experience and I already find myself at home, literally (the office is a converted house). Because we are in downtown Orlando, a prime location for pedestrians to stroll around Lake Eola, we see many random activities outside of the office. From people walking on stilts, to a lady walking around with a hula hoop around her waist, we just never know what the next day’s entertainment will be. Aside from the strange activities and sightings we see on pretty much a day-to-day basis, BIGEYE Creative has been a rewarding place to work. The team has been more than welcoming. As a close-knit group, we get to know each other during office lunch dates, shuttle launches (well, sort of) and whatever reason we think of to have a celebration.
Since Covenant Communications was in the final stages of re-branding to BIGEYE Creative when I came onboard, I immediately started working on proofing website copy and creating developer documents. Soon enough it was D-day. I helped Nicole set up the BIGEYE launch party. The “step and repeat” was a hit, the catered lunch was delicious and Biggie caught almost every pedestrian’s eye. All we needed was a red carpet and people would have thought we were premiering a movie.
I also had the chance to meet several clients during my time here, and I’ve noticed the great relationships we have with them. This close rapport and one-of-a-kind work environment makes this internship a ten out of ten, and it’s only the third week.
So, shout-out to Nicole! As my BIG, you always have your EYE on my best interests. I’m excited to be a part of the team at BIGEYE Creative and I’m ready to learn more.
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