Spanning three evenings, ThinkLA's Intern Summit in L.A. gives interns the opportunity to connect with their fellow young professionals over snacks and cocktails while learning insider tips and tricks from seasoned ad pros, all designed to help them survive their first years in advertising. The Intern Summit's emerging advertising professionals find inspiration from industry experts across different disciplines, talents, races, genders, career paths, and more, and gain a deeper understanding of the advertising industry’s business practices and corporate culture.
The ultimate reward of the Intern Summit is the opportunity for attendees to have résumés critiqued by top industry recruiters and HR professionals before applying for their first job in advertising.
SESSION ONE TAKEAWAYS
- "I loved learning about internships from people who have either had one or deals with interns. Especially what to do and what not to do."
- "My biggest takeaway was to take time to create relationships during the internship. As an entry level employee, stay in one place for some time to show that you’re sticking through."
- "Cultivate relationships."
- "Networking and developing relationships with your coworkers is imperative to your internship. Work hard and give everything you do your own personal touch. Stand out."
- "I learned to be confident and work your butt off in order to get what you want."
- My biggest takeaway was the mindset that I can find opportunities to make a difference and produce something for the team in any down time. I feel like I can use my opportunities and time more efficiently now.
SESSION TWO TAKEAWAYS
- “Don’t live to work, work to live.”
- “Learning how to say no is learning what you want to prioritize.”
- “The only way you win is to out smart people. It’s all about outsmarting your competitor.”
- “Nobody in this industry knows everything about this industry.”
- “It’s important to realize when things are out of your control; learn how to effectively communicate and set realistic expectations so that you and your team can follow.”
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