School/Major: University of Washington – English Literature
Graduation Date: December 2015
- Where I See Myself In 5 Years:
That is really hard to say. While I’ve really enjoyed the writing aspect of my projects here and I’ve always felt that I’ve excelled with writing in school, I’m still trying to find a place in the professional world where I’ll not only find a challenge but a further refinement of my skill as well. I hope it involves a creative professional environment where I can do what I love most. Exactly where that is, I only have the faintest of ideas. Hopefully somewhere with a view!
Of course, the boy in me is still jumping up and down yelling, “PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER!” So, to satisfy that irrepressible urge, there’s that.
- What I Learned:
There is a ton of work that goes into the quality product that GreenRubino produces. Seeing the amount of organization and foresight it takes to tackle a project was really eye-opening. While I’ve always been confident in my writing and finishing on deadline, I never knew I could get a quality piece of writing completed in less than 20 minutes!
Aside from that, from being close to the kitchen where eavesdropping is optimal, I think I’ve developed a winning strategy for fantasy football. GR is lucky I’m not in their league.
- Favorite GR Project Or Memory:
I’ve never considered myself very good with social media and the idea of using Twitter for anything other than complaining about the Super Bowl (Why did you call a pass, Darrell Bevell?!) and retweeting Onion articles frightens me. I am here to tell you, I have overcome that fear and, under the sage guidance of Twitter wizard Chelsea Asplund, not only have I conquered fear, I have succeeded in getting retweeted. That’s right. And it involved not one but multiple hashtags that actually served a purpose!
One hundred and forty characters are not nearly enough to fully describe this moment of triumph.
- Advice For Future Interns:
Be fast, efficient and industrious. The more you get done, the more opportunity you’ll have to absorb some of the vast amounts of information that traffics the hallways here. Also, ask a lot of questions. While you won’t grasp the full context of everything going on at the agency, you can at least uncover some big pieces of the puzzle to embolden your understanding. I’ve found that everybody at GR is incredibly friendly and will welcome any of your inquiries.