October 16, 2014 By BJ Cook,
It’s that time again where we tap into our series, “12 weeks – what it’s really like to intern for a digital agency”  and welcome our Fall class of digital interns. Over the course of the next 12 weeks we will focus on bringing you a fresh perspective from our Strategy, Marketing and Design interns on what it’s really like to intern at a digital agency. To start we will focus on DO’s Strategy Intern, Alina Beynun . Hello! I’m Alina, the new Strategy intern at DO. I am 26 and from Idaho. No, I was not raised on a potato farm but I have most likely experienced all stereotypes one might associate with the state.  When I’m not learning away at Digital Operative, you’ll either find me at the gym, the beach or exploring a new area of San Diego. I love to read, browse Reddit, go to Yoga, and most of all, travel. I will admit that I’m a bit of a travel addict.
 Where do you go to School? What is your Major? When do you plan on graduating?
I went to The University of Idaho and majored in Advertising with an emphasis in Communications & Spanish.
How did you hear about Digital Operative?
I heard about DO because I went on an agency research binge and loved all aspects of the company.  Good vibes, great work and now I get to be a part of it for a few months!
What do you hope to learn from your internship?
I hope to learn all aspects of the strategy / account side so when I get a job at an agency I am fully equipped with the strongest abilities to be successful.
1 week down - 11 to go......How do you feel after your first week of interning? 
My first week has been great. I’m already learning a ton and I love that I’m given work that’s not only relevant but it’s necessary for the strategists to create a successful plan for the client.
What do you hope to do after completing your internship and graduating from college?
I hope to get a job at an agency. I’m still very passionate about agency life and the work that’s created and I’m ready and excited to officially jump into this field.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I moved by myself to Alicante, Spain in January of 2011 with out knowing a single soul in the country. It ended up being the best decision I’ve ever done and I’ve been obsessed with traveling ever since.   Welcome to the team Alina...We know you are going to be a success here and after two weeks, it's no surprise as to why the strategy team needed to have you as their intern.

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