From the Minds of Interns

May 6th, 2011

We wanted to share some thoughts from our PR/Social Media intern, Kylee Snelgrove. Take it away, Kylee…

As a first-time contributor to this blog, I thought it would be best to start out with a little introduction about myself. My name is Kylee Snelgrove and I am a Public Relations Intern at Richter7.  I graduate TOMORROW with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication from the University of Utah. (Go Utes!) Outside of this fabulous world of PR, I love to spend my time dancing, shopping and spending anytime I can out in the sun.

I could make a list a mile long of all the things I have already learned from my internship, but for the sake of blog writing I will shorten my list to my top three.

  1. I can always improve my writing.
  2. Give 100 percent to every project.
  3. Busy is better!

In the PR world, you write a lot! Whether it is for a press release or blog post, I find myself writing every day.  After I write something, I take it to get edited. When it comes back with red marks all over the page, I realize that extra set of eyes makes a huge difference. Improving my writing is one of the goals I set for myself when I started this internship, and it will be one of my goals until I finish because it is a constant learning process.

The next thing I have learned is that I have to give 100 percent into every single project. PR is client- driven and therefore, you have to do your best to impress each client by going above and beyond for them.

I became a PR intern in December 2010 and have already gotten a feel for the fast-paced agency life, and I love it. As I leave each day, I always think there are projects I could keep working on. I have had the opportunity to work on so many different things, such as media training, press conferences and school presentations. Every day is different and every day is busy!

Over the next few months, I know I will keep gaining a greater knowledge of what it will take for me to become a successful PR professional. I’m learning from the best and know they will help me become my best.




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