Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Want to learn more about the types of talented folks you’ll meet on Urban Interns? Meet this week's featured Urban Intern, Tyler Peterson!
We asked Tyler a few questions about her experiences with Urban Interns. Here’s what she has to say:
What type of internship are you looking for?
I'm really interested in the fields of marketing, advertising, corporate branding, public relations, and consulting. If I could get an internship that combined all of the above, I'd be in heaven! Because I'm set to graduate from UCLA in March 2012, I'm looking for an internship that will really give me hands on experience in these areas in order to help me narrow my focus. Ultimately, I want to go to business school, so I'm looking for an internship to help guide me down a path that I can pursue in my graduate career. It's also really important to me to have the potential to be "hired from within" – with graduation coming up, I have to start thinking more long term! Being paid is always a welcomed perk, as well.
Describe the kind of internship experience you want?
I believe that an internship should be an incredible learning experience. I'm still in the period of my life where my education is my primary focus, and I believe that an internship should also be a part of this. The more opportunities I have to learn and grow, the better. I also would like an internship where I can be a self-starter and prove my merit. I'm a pretty black-and-white, linear thinker, but when given the opportunity to think out of the box I jump at the chance.
Why would you be a great intern?
I'm passionate, enthusiastic, and very adept at what I do. I think my attitude and overall view of internships and relationships sets me apart from the other students beginning to make there way into the "real world." I'm proud of my dependability and my ability to establish a positive rapport quickly with my employers.
Why did you choose Urban Interns?
Honestly, I stumbled upon it while searching for a summer job last year. I liked the "user friendliness" of the site, and when I began getting contacted regularly by employers, I realized that it was a great way to get my name and resume out there. The accessibility that employers and interns have to one another sets it apart from the other sites that I've found/used.