How to Succeed in an Ad Agency

Hi Everyone, This may be one of my last posts, but I may have a few more posts left in the tank–who knows? Because of this being one of my last posts as a guest blogger for CCD, I thought it was appropriate to end with a pretty long post that reflects on what I…

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Blogging for Success

I’ve been writing a number of blog posts this summer as a guest blogger for Babson’s Center for Career Development. I received a grant to assist me during the summer, and one of the conditions was that I blog about my experience at least eight times. I was more than happy to do that because…

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The Crazy8 Chronicles — Interview with Mandy Stinson

Hello Everyone, A few weeks ago, I sat down with Mandy Stinson, an employee here at Erwin Penland. She was one of the members of the intern committee, and she was one of my interviewers. I picked her brain about the application process, what she looks for on application materials, and much more. Hear all…

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The Crazy8 Chronicles — The Best Group I've Ever Been In

All internship long, I’ve been working on a final project for the agency with three other interns. We’ve been working on developing big ideas for new business pitches for a couple of big time multinational companies. First off, it’s a phenomenal project topic. Working on new business pitches is about as “agency” as it gets.…

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The Crazy8 Chronicles — The Intangibles of Corporate Culture

In my job-search I viewed a lot of websites. I mean a lot–easily 150+. On a lot of these agency websites, you get their “Why you should work for us” spiel. You hear some cool stuff. Agencies really are a fun atmosphere, particularly for young professionals. But today, I’m not here to talk about the…

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The Crazy8 Chronicles — Week 1

The first week of my time at EP has drawn to a close, and it’s been a real whirlwind. But it’s been great. I realized a couple of things on day one. First I learned that EP was going to be an awesome place:  After our agency tour and meet and greet with the intern committee…

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How to Infiltrate an Ad Agency — Part 2

In the previous post, I gave you an introduction to where I will be working (Erwin Penland) and why I am excited about it. As promised in Part 1, this post will be all about how I got this internship. Full disclosure, some of this will be from a popular post on my own personal…

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How to Infiltrate an Ad Agency — Part 1

Did I say infiltrate? Disregard that now that I’ve caught your attention with the headline. Still, the idea is the same–how to find yourself in an ad agency. Here I am a week before the start of my internship at an awesome advertising agency named Erwin Penland and I have to say that I am extremely excited.…

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