Posted By Emily Hope,
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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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.”
PHOTOS (courtesy of Pangtastic Photos)
Posted By Administration,
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Updated: Thursday, August 4, 2016
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- Make updating LinkedIn a priority. It's your professional profile; it should look like your resume. Take time to write out your current job description and what you're looking for.
- YOU are your biggest advocate. Let people know what's important to you so that they can help you achieve your goals.
- Staying authentic can help with work/life balance and overall happiness. Authenticity begins with self-awareness: know who you are—your values,
emotions, and competencies—and how you're perceived by others.
- Emails: use spell check, draft it without recipients until it's ready to send, don't
start with lower cases, use correct pronunciation and grammar, ask a coworker
to proof it.
- Focus on the most difficult tasks early in the morning.
- Take time to focus on you. You can work hard, but make time for yourself, however small.
- In many jobs, there is no on or off switch. Try to set boundaries and stick to them.
- In a perfect world, we would work for eight hours, sleep for eight, and enjoy life for eight. But finding fulfillment through work you love can make all the difference toward achieving that balance.
- Don't just network when you need something, it's a mutual exchange - offer to help first.
- Jim Baudino | VP of Business Development, Merry Jane Media
- Devin Desjarlais | Director of Communications, Omelet
- Meaghan Dost, Associate Director of Recruiting, CP+B
- Ryan Fey | Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer, Omelet
- Jodi Greenstein | HR Director, Mindshare
- Katie Grosvenor, City Manager, Creative Circle
- Andrea Lance, Talent Manager, RPA
- Brian Lovell | CEO, RED Interactive
- Don Lupo | SVP, Director of Digital Production, Dailey
- Sara Michelson, VP, Senior Human Resources Manager, Deutsch Advertising
- Severin Nesselhauf, Director, Content Strategy, Demand
- Sam Perlich | Senior Account Executive, xAd
- Brittany Ritter | Senior Partner, Director at Mindshare
- Zachary Rosenberg | President, MBMG
- Sepa Sete | VP, Head of People + Admin, Innocean USA
- Karin Shaer | Business Director and Marketing, TBWA
- Laura Small | Associate Director of Human Resources, RPA
- Lisa Tanner | VP Account Director, RPA
- Kristi VandenBosch | Chief Digital Officer, MXM
- Jeff White | Partner, Chief Marketing Officer, Deutsch
- Heidi Williams, SVP, Director of HR, Dailey
Thank You To Our Venue Hosts:
RED Interactive Agency