College: Marist College, ’15
After Z/E: Intern/mentor program at New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)
My experience at Zimmerman/Edelson was great. I’ve always been interested in PR but at the time I didn’t know if it was for me. ZimEd allowed me to explore the field and really get hands on experience. I know that sounds cliché but really from the start we were working on significant projects (no coffee fetching, no busy work). Company culture is also really important – especially for our generation – and it’s important to note that the team and my fellow interns made me look forward to work every day. We mean business and take our work seriously of course, but we also shared countless laughs. I’m still friends with the other interns from Summer 2014 – we have a group text and make sure to hang out whenever our schedules allow.
Your internship is what you make of it! Be an active team member, volunteer to take on projects and connect with as many people as possible. If you have the opportunity to attend a special event, workshop or taping, go! And don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your experience. You will miss the office!
I definitely recommend the ZimmTern program for any students!