I have had the pleasure of spending the last five months here at JB Chicago as an intern.
Throughout my time here, I have experienced so much.
One of the things I’ve learned is that social media is truly an art form. I used to think it was just a cool-looking post from time to time, and that’s it. However, it is the who, what, where, when, and why that makes the post successful. Social media is a vital part of public relations, advertising, and marketing. It gets your clients’ message in front of eyes quicker and easier. Brand strategy is key when it comes to the PR/AD/MKTG field. It is definitely a process, and ideas come and go. No idea is too small. It leads to greater ones.
I learned about time management and self-sufficiency. This field requires creativity. I was able to have free rein over the projects I took on. This tested my creativity and knowledge, but it was rewarding since I got great results.
Most importantly, I learned about how important and vital it is to have donuts be a part of your life be. I have been introduced to Firecakes, Stan’s Donuts, and Glazed and Infused. What a blessing.
Interning should teach you if the field you’re going into is a good fit for you, as well as the type of office environment you want to work in. This office environment has been amazing, and I cannot thank JB Chicago enough for the opportunity to be a part of the family. You’ve taught me that I want to be in an environment where people genuinely care about your well-being and success. You’ve taught me that I want to work with people who inspire others to be the best versions of themselves. You’ve taught me that when you’re surrounded by intelligent people, it is important to take note.
You’ve taught me that Beyoncé, middle school, and boy bands are actually the highlights of my life (this could be bad—not sure).
I am incredibly appreciative of the opportunity to work in the city, to learn new things, and especially to have met the wonderful team at JB Chicago. This group of people is filled with humor, intelligence, acceptance, and so much more. Every person I have interacted with taught me something valuable, and every person I have interacted with has inspired me. From the CEO to the Account Executives, it was good to learn that every role matters and every voice should be heard.
Thank you, JB Chicago, for helping ignite a spark within me to do more and be better. I am forever indebted to you.