Earlier this month, a group of BYU-Idaho communications students visited to get a peek inside what agency life is like at Weber Seattle. BYU-Idaho brings students to our office each year as a part of the school’s PR internship development and we always look foward to hosting the crew.
As a recent BYU alum, I was very excited to meet with this group and reminisce on my college days. I also enjoyed sharing some advice I wish I had been given when I was in their shoes not too long ago.
During their visit, we provided students with a tour of our office, answered questions about their own professional development and delivered a special “Br@nd U” presentation that shared ways to successfully position oneself in a network-driven industry.
I had a chance to talk to a couple of students after the visit to see what they took away from their day in our office. Here’s what they said:
- “I love all aspects of public relations. My visit to Weber Shandwick increased my enthusiasm in my future career. The employees were very professional and exciting to meet. You can feel the creativity thriving throughout the office.” –Christie Smith, @_ChristieSmith_
- “Hearing from professionals that, just a few years ago, were in the position of us students was priceless. I really enjoyed Scott’s presentation on using social media to brand ourselves. I heard many students say after, ‘I’ve got to get a copy of that presentation.’ The group was able to answer our questions and actually talk from experience. I hope to one day work with Weber Shandwick or a similar company that combines public relations with community engagement.” –Jared McKinney, @Jazzlemck07
We loved meeting with these students and are always looking for great candidates for our internship program. For more information on what it’s like to intern at WS Seattle, check out our past PR Intern Blog Series or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.