This summer, we’re highlighting members who are interning over break! Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks.
Name: Megan Ortwein
Major: Public Relations
Internship: Global Public Relations Intern at Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX)
What drew you to this internship?
The brand. I wanted to work for a company that I truly believed in. I completely align with their values and overall mission.
What do you like the most about your internship?
The people and the products. My PR team is awesome and the projects are always fun because they center around one of my favorite brands!
What have you learned from your internship so far?
I have learned a lot about how PR is used on the client side to support a company’s overall mission. I’ve also been able to see how each department works together within a corporation to work toward a common goal.
Any advice for people looking for an internship?
Network! LinkedIn is your best friend–reach out to people who work for a company you desire to work for. Also, take any opportunities you can to meet someone face-to-face rather than inbox-to-inbox. A firm hand shake and friendly smile can go a long way when companies are deciding on potential candidates.
Anything else you want to add?
Be yourself! You want to work for a company you mesh well with. As they say: “when you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life” and I definitely believe that.