Feb 05

Another One Down — Goodbye, Alina

It's that time again, when we say goodbye to another intern and wish them well as they embark on the new adventures that are in-front of them. In this post, we will recap Alina’s experience with DO. She started 12 weeks ago  and wrote about what she hoped to achieve in our series, 12 weeks – what it’s really like to intern for a digital agency. We asked Alina to answer a few questions about her experience and this is what she had to say:

How would you define Strategy? and how was your role crucial to the success of the Agency?
Strategy is all about obtaining the right information one needs to build the story about and around the customers. My roll was crucial to the success of the agency because I worked to build multiple stories so the strategy team could back up their reasoning as to why their recommendations were important. It was great to see the whole process unfold.
Who were your mentors at DO and How did you like working with them?
My Mentors were Eric & Steven and I can’t express enough how much I loved working with them.
What did you learn from your internship?
I learned not only how to juggle multiple projects, but to be a better and more efficient researcher. A huge part of the strategy department is obtaining information that you know you need but have no idea how to find it. It’s a challenge that I enjoyed taking on and definitely mastered much needed skills that will help me in the future.
You're finished......How do you feel about completing your internship?
It’s bittersweet! I’m excited to move forward in life but I am quite sad to be leaving and I will miss all of the people, the work, the treats, bagel friday and of course the cute pups.
Do you still want to go down the same career path after you graduate? Why/Why not?
Definitely. I love agency life and want to get a job at one asap!
What was your favorite part about working with DO?
I loved all the things that I learned, which was on a daily basis thanks to Eric and Steven. Every day was different and I was able to pack in good variety of projects that reminded me why I entered this industry in the first place.
Would you recommend the internship program to your classmates?
Highly. This internship is extremely hands-on. DO not only taught me more about what agency life was like, it gave me so many various types of experiences. A lot of people assume that it’s important to get any job that will hire you out of college but it’s also important to find a place where you know you will grow and learn as much as possible and I am so thankful for all that I learned and experienced at DO.
What were a few of your favorite memories while interning for DO?
Halloween was a blast, I tried my best to win! Everyone dressed up it was really fun. I also loved the holiday party. I was able to help Shannon with the DOey awards and that was really great to see the whole process unfold. And last, just the day to day things I will miss the most. Walking into the office and saying hello to everyone and then starting on my next project was the most rewarding of the whole experience. I already miss it!