It’s hard to believe that today is my last day at Bravo. It feels as though just as I got into the swing of being a Bravo intern it was time to leave. However, I’m very grateful for both my time here and all of the people at Bravo who helped me to learn the skills I needed in order to be successful.
Coming into this internship, I knew that I was going to be pushed outside my comfort zone. I’m not a communications or PR major after all, and I had never done any work like this in any of my past internships. However, I was excited to be able to learn something new and build upon my existing skill sets, and Bravo allowed me to do just that.
So before I leave, I wanted to share some of the ways in which Bravo has added to my sum total:
- Technical Skills – When I was asked to help with a client’s social media calendar during my first week at Bravo I may have panicked a little. I had never seen a social media calendar before, and I sure didn’t know how to help with one. However, with some help and great feedback, I soon graduated from simply helping with the social media calendar to drafting it. And my new skills don’t end with social media calendars; every time a new project came up, everyone at Bravo made sure that I was prepared to take on the task.
- Organizational Skills – Working at Bravo really is non-stop. Combined with a full school schedule, the hours really can be a lot to handle. However, working at Bravo really taught me how to handle my time and stay organized in times of stress in order to get everything done.
- Trusting My Skills – I feel like every intern comes in thinking that they’re not qualified to do their job, and I was no different. However, although sometimes I had to draft things a couple times before I got it right, I feel like I was fully capable of finishing all the work that was thrown at me. After venturing out of my comfort zone with Bravo and being successful, I definitely have more faith in my own abilities, and a confidence that I can take with me in my next job.
So thanks Bravo for a wonderful experience! I’m sure everything I learned here will help me in my next chapter!
Catharine Gaylord || Wayne Office