Natalie Cullings

Don’t Intern Only to Learn About an Industry, but Also Where It’s Heading

It’s hard to believe I’m more than half way done with my summer internship at the branding/advertising firm Mechanica. I’ve learned a lot about the industry and the responsibilities of the different departments/positions within a firm. However, one of the highlights of my internship was the day I was fortunate enough to attend BostInno’s State…

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New Plan of Action?

I have been doing a good job trying to get more followers on Pinterest, and more visits to the organization’s website. But, it’s time to take it up a notch. For weeks, I have been trying to come up with a plan to get more sponsors through Pinterest. I have been trying to think of…

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Natalie Cullings

In Advertising, It’s All About The Strategy

While the summer temperature is only starting to heat up, my internship is in full-swing as I began my fourth week as a strategy/research intern at Mechanica USA. It’s been a great experience so far and I’m looking forward to my continual exposure to the industry as the summer progresses. So you might be wondering,…

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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 — 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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