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Ogilvy

Art Director Intern

June - August 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Very welcoming environment in which I was given plenty of exposure to what Art Direction calls for, through real experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Account Manager Intern (PR and Marketing)

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I learned so much about the advertising world

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been in-person

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity; don't be shy !
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Account Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Good culture and a nice emphasis on mental health!

What I wish was different

Some of your supervisors may be a bit distant or unprepared to handle an intern.

Advice

What you put in is usually what you get out. Take advantage of their events and opportunities.
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Public Affairs Intern

May - August 2020 • Hanoi, Vietnam

What I liked

Dynamic environment Friendly employees Understanding bosses

What I wish was different

More work related to advertising and marketing. I was mostly doing government relations tasks.

Advice

Be open-minded, outgoing, willing to accept new challenges. Get lunch with your colleagues.
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Account Management Intern - IBM, Industry Solutions

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was incredible work environment where you had the opportunity to learn about all the divisions of the agency while also getting incredible hands on experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Dedicate yourself to fully participating and investing your time and energy into your daily work but also the intern project. Also, make sure you and your team are on the same page about how much time and energy the intern project will require.
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Data Consulting

July - August 2019 • Beijing, People's Republic of China

What I liked

My colleagues and bosses are friendly. The tasks that I've been given were challenging.

What I wish was different

Wish I got a longer period of time for this internship

Advice

pay attention to every detail that each tasks have.
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Copy Editor

June - August 2019 • Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

What I liked

I loved my entire job. I can’t wait to go back after graduation.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Give it your all even if it’s not your usual field.
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Strategy Intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the people, projects were interesting and a fun culture

What I wish was different

Not as much support for superiors, there was a lot of time without any projects to work on

Advice

be a self-starter, if you don't have a project at the moment, create your own.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2018 • Lisbon, Lisboa Region

What I liked

Working here was a great opportunity to work alongside some of the best professionals in the business. I learned a lot about the industry and very much enjoyed working on design challenges.

What I wish was different

I sometimes did not have enough work to do and craved more, but this is understandable as an unpaid intern.

Advice

Working in Portugal meant things were not always as one would expect them to be in the US. Knowledge of the language and culture was very helpful to fully dive into the experience.
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New Business Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people I worked with were incredible. I got to work with senior management on a daily basis, and worked on many pitches that got to see the light of day.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to rotate a little amongst positions to see what else the company has to offer.

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak up during meetings. Constantly ask questions. Try to meet up with people for coffee as often as you can- they have so much knowledge they're willing to share!
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Account Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Absolutely loved getting to know an agency I've had an eye on for a long time. It has been a great experience learning with some of the most organized, intuitive, and invested people on my team!

What I wish was different

This is unavoidable - but I wish that the learning curve wasn't so challenging. When adapting to any new account, it's a lot to learn, but I felt like I wish I had more time with my managers to learn and ask questions about what was going on.

Advice

People are really curious about your story and where you came from, but be sure to extend the curiousity and get to know the people you get to work with. It's so interesting to learn about other people's journey and why they ended up where they are. Sometimes you might be able to see a little bit of yourself in their stories and it can help you propel where you'd like your career to go.
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Account Managing Intern

June - August 2018 • Shanghai, China

What I liked

I loved working in a company such as Ogilvy which is driven by pure creativity. The people work extremely hard to deliver results and it is motivating to work alongside them.

What I wish was different

Advice

I always underestimated the working ours for the advertisement industry, they are tough but very very rewarding.
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Marketing Analytics Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I was given lots of responsibility and opportunities to interact with clients.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

I would advise taking the time to meet with and get to know people from diverse departments in your company! It is always great to hear about other jobs within the company and grow your network.
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Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the team dynamic. At Ogilvy New York, you get assigned to work on an account, and you spend a lot of time with the people on your team. Typically you might work with one other intern, but you're very involved with the team's work. (Though it can vary from team to team.) I also liked how you're up and moving around throughout the day. You'll likely have meetings all around the 10-story building, so you're not just sitting at a desk for 8 hours. The hours are reasonable, depending on your team they can be anywhere from 9-5 to 8:30-7. (9-5 is much more common.) I liked the kind of work I was doing, as well as how open and friendly the team was. They were very flexible when I had to leave early or skip a day. There's also a big intern project that is super fun and a really great learning experience.

What I wish was different

Regarding the internship, I wish I had gotten more facetime with high-profile leaders at the company. I've spoken with friends who had ongoing conversations with partners at their firms, but we only got to chat to the CEO once. Otherwise, the work can sometimes get boring/repetitive. I feel like this is pretty normal at a desk job/internships. Other than that, the city of New York itself was a big adjustment for me. I wish somebody had told me that it would be a process, and that the big city life might not be for me.

Advice

Ask everyone you meet who seems even remotely cool to coffee. Ask tons of questions and don't be afraid to reach out for advice! I must have had a coffee chat every single day for 3 months straight. It was awesome.
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Engagement Strategy Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked engagement strategy and how it was revolved around problem solving. I liked hearing a client's problem, researching about the topic and coming up with an insight to then incorporate into an effective strategy. I also loved my intern project where I presented to a Fortune 100 client who pointed out my engagement strategy as one of the best he's ever seen from a college student!

What I wish was different

Absolutely nothing - it was an incredible experience. I wish it was longer!

Advice

Your internship is what you make of it. Reach out to people, ask a ton of questions and be open to any project or role. In order to leave a mark with a company, you really have to put yourself out there to stand out.
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