Distract yourself from college applications by reading how one college student found a great summer internship. In the coming weeks we'll run more internship profiles. Just think how far ahead of the internship game you'll be!
Elizabeth Udell, West Palm Beach
University of Florida fifth-year senior
Major: Public relations
Interned with: Guest of a Guest LA, a website that covers "people, places and parties" in various parts of the country.
How did you hear about it?
I found my internship online when I Googled "PR internships in LA." I applied online. For my interview I just explained my experience, especially my schooling experience with the classes I have taken in social media.
What's your advice to ace an interview?
Sound really passionate about the job when you're applying.
What do you think got you the gig?
My blog definitely got me my internship. Since my job requires blogging, (not having one would have been) a deal-breaker.
What were your duties?
My duties involved going to events around L.A. and taking pictures for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the main site. I also am in the office working on the webpage, adding events to the calendar and other administrative duties.
Any cool perks?
Best part was all the people I got to meet and all the events I have been lucky to go to. Cool perks are VIP access to any major party in L.A. I don't have to pay for anything and my company brings me all over the area.
Any favorite memories?
I was in Krewella's new music video, went to a P Diddy party, kicked off Jay-Z's tour with him at a private party, met John C. Reilly, met James Franco, and other awesome things.
Was it hard to move to a big city like L.A. and be on your own?
I love being independent and I adapt well, so it was very easy to move to L.A.
What's your biggest piece of advice, now that you've completed this internship?
Just always go after what you want. I told myself I would be in L.A. this summer no matter what, and I made it happen.