The TrizCom Internship Program offers students the opportunity to work with industry professionals as part of our team. For the past few months we have had the pleasure of working with Laura Hogue and Jessica Donaldson from the University of North Texas’ Mayborn School of Journalism. As their time with TrizCom has come to an end, they shared their thoughts on their internship experience.
TrizCom has taught me to manage my time well. At an agency, things can change at the drop of a hat. Whether it is a last-minute press release or email blast, your everyday routine can be turned upside down by an emergency request. Managing your time well is crucial in surviving the fast-paced agency environment. Luckily, I have learned how to prioritize and manage my time, which has made a huge difference in the amount of work I can get done in a day.
As cliché as it sounds, teamwork really does make the dream work. At TrizCom, each employee has their own clients, but everyone helps when things get hectic. Working in a team helps build morale and makes things run smoothly. On days when I worked with my co- intern Jessica, we were always collaborating in any way that we could. This helped improve the quality of our work and minimize errors.
Over the last few months, I have grown both as a person and public relations practitioner. The skills and lessons I have learned at TrizCom will follow me throughout my career, and I cannot wait to see where my professional journey will lead me.
My time as an intern at TrizCom is coming to a close with the end of my undergraduate career, and as I reflect on my time here, I am so grateful to have worked at a place so committed to helping me learn and grow as a public relations professional.
I came into this internship armed with a plethora of knowledge from my many courses at the University of North Texas but almost no real-world experience in PR. This position has allowed me to put my academic knowledge to the test, improve as a writer and gain meaningful experiences that will shape my professional career in a way that classes alone could never do.
I have been able to work closely with everyone on staff here and see exactly what it takes to be successful in public relations. I have had direct client contact, written and edited press releases, helped with journalist research and even placed a few stories. TrizCom allowed me to gain a better understanding of what it means to work in public relations and reaffirmed my belief that public relations is the field I want to be in. Although my journey is coming to an end, I have learned so many invaluable things during my time here.