Angelica Torres: Ogilvy & Mather London
PRCM major Angelica Torres interned in London with Ogilvy & Mather.
I worked in London, England at Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations London. I worked as an intern helping with Public Relations for a variety of Ogilvy’s accounts such as YouTube, Bacardi, Brazil Tourism, Nestle and TJ Maxx. I did research, helped with briefs, answered journalist requests and helped with many other tasks the team needed my help with.
I developed this internship after meeting the Oglivy CEO during my study abroad program in London my sophomore year. I stayed in contact with the CEO and kept following up with him to see if he could help me get an internship with the Ogilvy Public Relations office in London. My advice for future students pursuing an internship is to dream big. It may seem impossible to land your dream internship but with persistence and confidence anything is possible. When interviewing for a position I would say the best thing to do is research research research. The more you know about the company and the people at the company the better impression they will have of you. Also, express how passionate you are about the position. You may not know everything, but if you express your willingness to learn and excitement about the company, that will go a long way.
The most important thing I learned from my internship is to not be afraid. Don’t be afraid of asking questions, people are always willing to help someone who is teachable and wants to get things right. Also, don’t be afraid to voice your ideas and opinions about things, even though you’re new to the industry your ideas matter and are more valuable than you might think! Outside of the office I learned a lot too, especially since I was in London. I learned that stepping outside of my comfort zone isn’t easy but it is so worth it. I learned that living in another country gives you a great new perspective and I would recommend trying to live outside the US at some point in your life!
Make the absolute most of your intern experience. Ask to get involved with as much as you can, arrive early, stay late, make the most of every minute you have with the people at the office! They have so much to offer, so much knowledge and so much experience that can be so valuable to your future career. Don’t just show up and do what people tell you, actually try to develop relationships, get involved with interesting projects and add value to the office. Internships can be great networking opportunities, you never know who you might meet! Keep your eyes and ears open and always be willing to go the extra mile!
Last Updated: July 26, 2018