I did it! I graduated college!
Moving back up to Philadelphia wasn't a very difficult decision for me. My family is here, my boyfriend of six years is here, and most importantly, my golden retriever is here.
On June 1st, I started as a PR and Executive Management intern at a public relations and advertising agency in center city, Philadelphia. The agency and clients are amazing. I've only been here for a couple months and I've already learned so much about PR, advertising, production, strategy, presenting, and executive logistics! During my time at this agency, I have been working very closely with the COO on new business opportunities for the agency. I've also been working with an Account Coordinator on PR tasks.
Working at an agency with a media department definitely has its perks. The media team always has media vendors coming to the office with free food, ice cream, fun giveaways, and (did I mention) free food. The other day, a media vendor brought a tater tot food truck to our office and we all got free tots!
Uda uda best, Media Department.
Working in Philly is simply AMAZING. Philly may be my favorite city. There is just so much to do, including great festivals, sports games, street music, and Center City Sips. Sips is a city-wide happy hour every Wednesday during the summer.
There are about 100 restaurants and bars in the city that participate in Sips so we have so many options! One week some co-workers and I went to Independence Beer Garden, another week we went for sushi and drinks at Aki Japanese Restaurant, and another week we hopped around from Brü, to McGillin's, to U-Bahn. If you're from Philly and haven't gone yet, make sure to go next week because it's the last Sips of the summer!
Anyway, I'm very excited to see what comes next for me with this internship at this ad agency or my next opportunity.
Optimism is key.
These next few months are going to be exciting :)