March 12, 2015 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 next 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, Kevin Nguyen. Hi! My name is Kevin Nguyen and I am the new Strategy intern here at DO. I am originally from Washington (Go Seahawks), but since I’ve lived here for more than 15 years I consider myself a San Diegan. I am a soccer, basketball, and football fanatic, but when the sun shines you can normally find me in Pacific Beach playing beach volleyball. When the sun sets, I can be found on the streets of PB or on my couch watching television shows and live sporting events.
  • Where do you go to School? What is your Major? When do you plan on graduating?
I am currently finishing my final semester at San Diego State, where I am studying advertising.
  • How did you hear about Digital Operative?
I was researching San Diego agencies that offered strategy internships with the goal of surrounding myself in an environment that would allow me to learn relevant skills to further my professional development. DO seemed like the best place to do this, so I applied!
  • What do you hope to learn from your internship?
I’d like to learn more about branding, conducting research for clients, consumer behavior, trend analysis, and client engagement.
  • 1 week down - 11 to go......How do you feel after your first week of interning?
I feel excited! In such a short amount of time, Eric and Steven have already given me valuable knowledge and work experience. They’ve tasked me with interesting projects and have been great at answering any questions that I’ve had.
  • What do you hope to do after completing your internship and graduating from college?
I am very interested in working with clients and am looking to apply to agencies that offer entry-level account management positions. Ideally, I would like to retire as an Account Executive who has handled many high-level and unique clients.
  • Tell us something interesting about yourself?
Jimmy Fallon is my hero, I was Vice President of my fraternity at San Diego State, I can hold my breath underwater for more than 3 minutes, and I eat In-N-Out for dinner about 3-4 times a week.

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