Observations of an intern

I didn’t know what to expect from my internship at Koroberi. “Intern” can sometimes be another word for “personal assistant,” but that is not the case here. From my first day, I have been able to see the direct impact of the work that I do. I have been pushed to learn about things that I had no prior knowledge of, whether it is media planning or manufacturing lingo. This internship has allowed me to grow as I am working, and I continue to learn more every day. I have benefitted from being surrounded by intelligent, driven people, as well as the fun environment at Koroberi.

There is a perfect balance of fun and focus here – from the start, I could tell that my coworkers actually enjoy hanging out and working together. I have learned about this important, unspoken, intangible quality that some companies have and some do not. The quality that brings people together – whatever you want to call it. This quality is essential and is certainly something I will look for when I am planning my life after graduation (ah!).

I’ve also learned about the delicate balance that is having a job and being a full-time college student. Separating school life from work can be tricky – I’ve had to figure out how to compartmentalize for the task at hand. During midterm season, I found that my internship is actually a great way to take my mind off of studying for a few hours. My internship, in fact, has not interfered with school, but helped me in some of my advertising classes. I am able to recognize advertising terms and concepts before we learn them in the classroom because of my exposure here at Koroberi.

I’ve only been an intern at Koroberi for 6 weeks, and I have already learned so much. I am  excited to see what the next half of my internship has in store for me! 

Editor's note: This post was originally published September 16, 2016. Shelby was an advertising intern who is now studying abroad in London.