Ever since the beginning of my summer internship it has been a challenge to stay on task and juggle all the aspects of life. For this I have relied on my strong team members from who I learn so much every day.
While working remotely, I have sharpened my concentration skills and learned how to make any table with a power outlet near a mini office. Nevertheless, it has been not only fun but also interesting seeing how all the theory I’ve learned in public relation class applies in the actual field.
Working with real clients and knowing that their happiness and success is at stake is what drives me to continue to better my PR skills. For this reason I’ve relied on anything that can help me stay organized. Lists, calendar reminders, post-it notes on post-it notes, tabs, color-coded charts, anything that can help is a part of this experience.
One of the things that I appreciate the most is the faith and trust given to me by everyone in the agency. Taking ownership of my work was scary at first but soon became my favorite thing. A sense of pride is the first thing that comes out of not only working hard and delivering, but also making a change. Feeling like I contributed something.
Covering Dr. Jeneby’s surgeries on Snapchat and Facebook Live has definitely been the one experience I never saw coming. When I was first getting dressed to go into the operating room, I wondered if I had what it takes to see a live surgery. Seeing how my team members took me in and trusted me to do this task gave me the confidence needed.
One of my favorite things about the company is the environment and encouragement they give. Monday meetings truly set the tone for the whole week when we all share ideas and help each other solve our obstacles. This helps me stay on the right track to achieve success for our clients and for myself and be as productive as possible.
Being a student from Texas A&M-San Antonio, where the communications program is very journalistically inclined, it has always been one of my goals to bring more awareness about the PR field and have more students follow it. Many times, professors encourage internships not only for the experience but also for reassurance on the field students are following.
With this internship I’ve received more than reassurance. I’ve been shown a vision of where PR is headed. Most importantly where Sammis & Ochoa PR is going and the level of professionalism, care and impact we are making. I look forward to keep learning and polishing my skills with this amazing team!