Monday, March 2, 2015

My First Internship + Useful Websites for Media Industry Jobs

Hey guys! Since I last posted, I started interning at a fashion PR company in Beverly Hills. So far it has been an interesting and insightful experience. I have met some cool girls and most importantly received some insight into the PR industry as well as my own personal career interests.

Going into the internship I did not really know exactly what the fashion PR industry entailed. However, now I think I have a pretty good grasp on the industry as a whole. So far, my main duties as an intern are gifting products for celebrities, stylists, and other professionals as well as organizing and maintaining the showroom.

To be honest, I am still unsure exactly what career path I would like to take, which I think is okay especially because I am only a freshman in college. I am not looking to be a lawyer or doctor or even accountant so I have to dabble more in different industries to see exactly what I truly enjoy. I just know I want to work in the entertainment industry doing some sort of PR/Marketing/Communications related job. Even from this internship, I feel like my career path has become slightly more refined. Since I started interning in fashion PR, I have realized that although I love fashion, I may not want to work in the fashion industry at all. In the future I am looking to explore the entertainment and film industry. 

My advice for anyone in a similar position as me without a clearly defined career path is to intern, intern, intern and in many different areas of interest. Also, read descriptions of  various job positions online (my fave website is to really see if that is what you are interested in as well as what credentials are required. Below is a list of a few websites that I find incredibly useful as a college student trying to pursue a job in the fashion, entertainment or media industry. Good luck with your career endeavors!