As I come to the end of my internship at Abshire Public Relations, I began to realize how valuable and worthwhile this experience has been for me over these past several months. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to be a part of something special in my own hometown in what is easily my first real-world experience working in public relations. None of this would have been possible without the guidance, help and support of the five energetic, exciting and intelligent women whom I work with in the office: Jennifer Abshire, Kara Ford, Katie Tait, Allison Hersh and Susan Hancock.
What these women do is nothing short of amazing, in and out of the office environment. Their ability to come together cohesively and work as a team on a myriad of tasks, jobs and projects for our seemingly endless list of clients can easily be summed up with one descriptive term, synergy. What you see is what you get with these public relations professionals.
Take this creative work environment at ThincSavannah and add in the fact that I get to work with these inquisitive minds on a third floor building suite with an incredible view overlooking beautiful, historic downtown Savannah and what you get is possibly the best internship experience one could ask for. I feel I have gained so much in so little time over these past few months.
Each task I completed was beneficial and constructive to helping me build my public relations resume. From writing press releases for clients such as Nightingale Services and Bethesda Academy to promoting Parker’s “Fueling the Community” fundraiser to area schools, my internship experience has been exciting and worth every hour of work.
Whether in or out of the office, my work experience as an intern is something I will always cherish and be glad that I was able to be a part of. Not many college students have the chance to intern during or after their college years and so I feel lucky to have had this opportunity to get a leg up on other students as we all will soon be competing for the same or different jobs in the workforce.
Overall, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. This company breeds success and brings out the best in its employees, revealing their creative and inspirational sides of their personalities. I feel like I have grown up some and matured during my internship, leaving my college days behind me and looking forward to what is next on my journey.
I came into this office not knowing what to expect and am leaving it expecting everything.