Q&A with Two-Time mRELEVANCE Intern

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Bailee GarwoodAt the Atlanta office of mRELEVANCE, we offer our interns real-world experience in the communications field. We treat our interns as we would any other team member. They are trained to write news releases and blog posts, create social media statuses that encourage engagement and research without using the “knowledge” of Wikipedia. This summer, we had the privilege of welcoming back past intern, Bailee Garwood. A current senior majoring in marketing at the University of Georgia, Bailee enjoyed her internship last summer so much that she wanted to intern with us again in 2014.

You can read about her first mRELEVANCE internship experience here. This time, we thought we’d give those looking for an internship (and hopefully thinking about applying with us), more insight with a question and answer session. Read on to learn more about Bailee’s second summer with mRELEVANCE:

Q: Why did you want to return as an mRELEVANCE intern for a second summer?
A: I knew if I returned to work at mRELEVANCE for a second summer I could jump right back into the position and be doing actual work from the get-go. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the company last summer. So, when the opportunity to come back arose, I took it without hesitation.

Q: What did you learn this summer that you didn’t last summer?
A: This summer I was able to learn a lot more about writing news releases. I only had the opportunity to write a few last summer, so it was one of my goals to gain more hands on experience with this style of writing.

Q: What was your favorite part about this summer’s internship?
A: My favorite part about this summer’s internship was writing marketing-based pieces for the mRELEVANCE blog. I enjoyed being able to apply what I’ve been studying in school to a hands-on position and see how everything comes full circle in real practice.

Q: Would you recommend this internship?
A: I would recommend this internship to other college students because of the hands-on experience you gain and the wonderful people you get to work with. I always felt like a member of the team and was never afraid to ask questions as I worked.

Q: What are your takeaways?
A: From this internship, I am taking away quality experience in the marketing and public relations industry. As a rising college senior, this was very important to me. I can now enter the job market with assurance and confidence.

Q: What are your future career goals?
A: In the future, I hope to have a career in marketing and work for a company whose brand I am passionate about. My dream job would be to work in the marketing department for Whole Foods.

If you are a college junior or senior and want to apply for our communications internship, click here for more details.