Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Internship Management

Our third week has just begun here at the office, and already we are getting ready to move out. Liggett is relocating across the street. Though everyone’s mind has been on our new building, we have still been busy at work. In just ten days, I have had the opportunity to do so much as a Brand Management Intern. Here are just a few tasks I accomplished:

~Made a sign out of Duck Brand duct tape for the annual Duct Tape Festival . . .
~Worked at the Duck Tape festival and marched in the parade behind a deflated Duck Tape float carrying the sign I helped make that said, “Our only idea that didn’t fly.” You can witness it first-hand here.
~Learned about tools. As someone whose idea of fixing something is calling my dad to do it, this knowledge was very useful. I actually got to pitch a level (a tool) to various home improvement radio shows, convincingly I might add.
~ Procured an understanding of what a brand management is . . .
~ Made friends.
~Wrote three summaries about various campaigns Liggett created to promote products. These may potentially be published in a Trade magazine. (fingers crossed)
~Chatted with the CEO about Subway.
~Learned about my personality . . .
~Cleaned up my cubicle after a fellow intern labeled everything in it with post it notes. (That’s right, I have my own cubicle)
~Saw our new building, which is beautiful. We move into it in A WEEK.
~ Planned a “fun” day for the office.
~Never had a day that was like the day before it.

In just two weeks I received real world experience and worked on real committees completing real projects. It was incredibly rewarding. One of the greatest things that happened so far (aside from the incredible real world experience) is that our class of interns as clicked incredibly well. Its so nice to have a team of people who mesh well together, share common interests, and are determined to get the job done and do it well. The employees here are friendly and treat us like employees, not interns. It’s great to be part of such an amazing team that has already taught us so much. I am excited for what is to come. Tomorrow is our first field trip to The Plain Dealer. Can’t wait.

Morgan P.
Brand Management Intern

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Morgan, you forgot to post your photo!