Hello, my name is Emily Haupt, the new Fall 2014 dovetail solutions intern. Currently finishing my last semester at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I am studying Journalism and Fine Arts. My journalism degree is focused mainly on advertising, while I study painting and photography in my studio arts major. I enjoy being creative, and these two majors allow me to explore that creativity as well as my knowledge about the industries. As my December graduation date gets closer, I am feeling both more excited and more nervous every day to join the “real world.” Even though the idea of graduating is overwhelming, my new position as a dovetail solutions intern makes me more eager to graduate because it is opening my eyes to the possibilities of postgrad life.
My first couple of weeks at dovetail solutions has already been an awarding and educating experience. Within the first few days I felt a part of the team, as I was included in conference calls with clients, brainstorming meetings and coffee runs. The warm environment at the dovetail solutions office creates an inviting atmosphere that encourages innovative brainstorming with employees who are both welcoming and friendly.
On my first day I had several meetings with coworkers who explained the working relationship with numerous clients and the various tasks I will be performing for each of them. The type of jobs I will be performing regularly this semester include social media for several clients, creating templates for writings, such as press releases or media lists, drafting client bios, client/industry research, etc. One of my favorite assignments in was a brainstorming meeting for a client’s ad. I found it very exciting to experience how the company comes up with its ideas and creates an advertisement. My appointed responsibilities are great opportunities to prepare me for a future career, and I believe the staff at dovetail solutions is dedicated to teaching me important professional skills as a part of my educational internship.
Goals I have outlined for myself this semester include learning more about our clients and how I can contribute to the work we provide for them. I am also excited to become more involved with the research, brainstorming and agency meetings while gaining knowledge about the public relations industry and how dovetail remains a modern and inventive firm.
Even though the idea of leaving college is still intimidating, my internship at dovetail solutions is reassuring me to feel more prepared for graduation while giving me skills that will land me an awarding career.