M-School title: Cross-Brand Intern
Program of study: Rogers Youth Fund
At Rogers Media, you have to be able to make decisions and work quickly while remembering the very public nature of the work you’re doing. You must be eager to step outside of your comfort zone and take risks because doing so will optimize your experience at M-School. I have learned that things do not always go as planned, especially in such a fast-paced environment. As a cross-brand intern, I worked with many different people and teams, and I was able to learn about software, new technology, research and analysis, and communication skills. I also gained new confidence in my writing. M-School gave me the chance to work alongside some of the most intelligent individuals in the publishing industry, and I was able to attend some extraordinary events. Meetings were called, events were booked, posts were published – everything took place in the blink of an eye. At M-School, challenging tasks can come your way when you least expect them, but you must be willing to take on anything so you can take advantage of the opportunities you’re being given.
What were your primary tasks?
My primary tasks consisted of research, correspondence, media analysis, data collection, preparing for upcoming events, attending meetings, assisting the Beauty Intern at Flare magazine, and pitching and writing stories.
Describe one day in the workplace?
Each day at Rogers Media started early, usually with checking emails. Lots of coffee was the secret to an energized day. But not one day in the workplace ever resembled another. Some days consisted of deskwork and phone calls, while others required organizing products and packing boxes. Each day was fast-paced. I was always meeting new people and taking on new tasks.
What is your proudest accomplishment from the internship?
My proudest accomplishment at M-School was preparing for the beauty sale and other events alongside Flare’s Beauty Intern. My contribution is memorable because it was so much work and learning in such a short period of time. The skills I achieved from this and other projects will follow me throughout my life.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a travel writer. I’d love to travel the world all year long, experiencing different places, meeting new people and writing about my experiences in order to reach out to those who remain unaware of the world.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
I would spend all of my days reaching out to those who need help. I would be of service to the world and people around me by spreading ideas and words that could bring about change. I would write children’s books and teach people around the world to read and write, and encourage them to embrace the power of words and to pursue education. Money can’t compete with my passion for writing and literature, as well as my drive to help others. I would spend my days finding all the books in the world to read.