Employment was in the Stars

For my birthday in April, my mom contacted her astrologer and had her read my solar return. I’m not normally into horoscopes and star charts, but I figured if nothing else it would be entertaining. During the reading, she made one prediction that stood out to me in particular. I was going to get an… Continue reading

Eight Interns Give Four Rules for Companies on Twitter

This summer I’m living at Educational Housing Services, which means I’m living in a building with other summer interns who work in various industries. Among my group of friends there are people who work for financial planners, fashion designers, hospitals, publishing companies and restaurants. Recently we had a family style meal in our communal kitchen… Continue reading

Big Team, Little Me – My Internship With a Group

“Big TEAM, little me.” The baseball team at my high school always chanted this mantra to remind themselves that the accomplishments of the whole group were more important than any one person’s individual achievements. It’s catchy, right? Who knew that it could be applied outside of the sports world? At Affect, people are assigned to… Continue reading

No Such Thing as a “Syllabus Week” in a PR Internship

New York Intern Project winner Pat Gotham has started at Affect! He’ll be detailing his summer in the city right here. First up, Pat explains how internships don’t quite follow a syllabus. The first week of classes in college is typically known as “Syllabus Week.” Professors hand out the most important document for the class… Continue reading

New York Intern Project Winner Pat Gotham Talks Contest

New York Intern Project winner Pat Gotham discusses the contest, including the experience and the thrill of winning. See you in New York City! “So, Pat, what are your plans after you graduate?” “I’m moving to New York City to intern at a PR agency.” “What!? You got the internship?! That’s so awesome! I voted… Continue reading