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Summer Intern Highlights 2019



Our internship program focuses on giving young professionals firsthand experience in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of advertising and public relations agencies. This summer, we have a wonderful group of interns joining us from multiple universities. Read below to get to know these important members of the Hirons team.

Megan Everett, Tom Hirons IU Media School Intern

What college do/did you attend and what is your major?     

I am going into my final semester at Indiana University. My major is media advertising and public relations.

Why did you choose Hirons for an internship?

After I graduate, I want to move out to Los Angeles and work for an ad agency and I wanted to have an experience that stood out. Hirons is a great way to stand out and get great experience.

What do you hope to accomplish during your internship?

I want to learn more about the agency world and master working in a fast paced environment. Since I am going into my last semester of college, I think this is a great time for me to get an understanding of the workforce I’m heading into.

What kind of work-related experience do you bring to us?

I have previously interned at WonderLab Science Museum, IU Athletics, IU Libraries, Warner Brothers Records and DoLA. All of these internships were in PR, marketing or publicity.

What kind of life experience do you bring to us?

I have worked in customer service since I was 16 and worked everywhere from a movie theatre, to a concert venue, to a snow-cone truck, so I can get along with just about any type of person in any kind of scenario.

What were your first impressions of Hirons?

Everyone is so nice and since day one has been willing to get the interns involved in projects and meetings. Also, it has the BEST rooftop in Indy.

Fun facts about yourself:

I am a dog mom to two standard poodles and I have been a vegetarian my entire life!

 

Kynedi Grier, Communications Management Intern

What college do/did you attend and what is your major?     

I recently graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a degree in mass communication.

Why did you choose Hirons for an internship?

Hirons was recommended to me by Ms. Denise Herd, who had nothing but great things to say about this communications company. Also, I saw Hirons’ great reputation and things that they have done in the Indianapolis community.

What do you hope to accomplish during your internship?

I hope to learn as much as possible before my transition into graduate school.

What kind of work-related experience do you bring to us?

I recently finished an internship with AARP Community Resource Center which allowed me to interact with people from all walks of life throughout the New Orleans community. I have also worked with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency to obtain more African American organ donors.

What kind of life experience do you bring to us?

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana for my undergraduate years. I loved it! I learned how to truly get out of my box and try lots of new things.

What were your first impressions of Hirons?

My first impression of Hirons was that it is a very laid-back environment with great things in the works.

Fun facts about yourself:

My step-brother and I were born 12 hours apart.

I’m attending graduate school at Louisiana State University in the fall.

I collect enamel pins.

 

Isabel Parham, Business Development Intern

What college do/did you attend and what is your major?

I attend Ball State University, where I’m an English studies major.

Why did you choose for an internship?

I chose Hirons for an internship because I wanted to see how I can apply my major to a career. A lot of times, English majors feel like they have few career options, but at Hirons I’ve learned that I can apply my major to positions I had never considered before.

What do you hope to accomplish during your internship?

During my internship, I hope to expand my knowledge of the process of business development and gain valuable experience in an office environment. I would also like to grow as a writer and learn how to write in new styles for a variety of projects.

What kind of work-related experience do you bring to us?

At Ball State, I copy edit an international undergraduate philosophy journal. I also help produce social media and blog content for the Ball State Honors College. As an English major and a sociology minor, I am also experienced in MLA, APA and Chicago styles (and now AP style too!)

What kind of life experience do you bring to us?

At Ball State, I am a mentor in the College Mentors for Kids program. I love feeling like I’m giving back to the community where I’m living.

What were your first impressions of Hirons?

My first impression of Hirons was that everyone is very friendly and helpful. The environment at Hirons is welcoming and fun. Also, there’s an automatic M&M dispenser, which is a wonderful bonus.

Fun facts about yourself:

I have two dogs, two birds and a bunny.

I love hiking and kayaking.

My favorite movie (and musical) is “Mama Mia!”

 

Samantha Roll, Business Development Intern

What college do/did you attend and what is your major?

I attend IUPUI, and am pursuing a degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations

Why did you choose for an internship?

I toured Hirons last fall during PRSA Hoosier’s Half Day with a Pro and was so impressed not only by the work Hirons does, but also by the fun and focused culture of the agency.

What do you hope to accomplish during your internship?

As a business development intern, I hope to experience a side of agency life I haven’t had the opportunity to explore through other internships. I hope to gain a better understanding of all the ways an agency functions and grows by the end of my internship at Hirons.

What kind of work-related experience do you bring to us?

I have completed two Indianapolis-area communications and marketing internships prior to coming to Hirons, one of them for another agency. These experiences taught me so much about the PR industry in Indianapolis, and helped me realize I wanted to pursue a career in agency. I am also very involved with PRSSA, and will be serving as the IUPUI chapter’s vice president for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

What kind of life experience do you bring to us?

I’m a member of IUPUI’s swim team, and being a collegiate athlete has taught me discipline, work ethic and how to effectively manage my time (not to mention how to function on very little sleep). These skills have been extremely helpful when pursuing a career in agency.

What were your first impressions of Hirons?

Everyone at Hirons knows how to get work done, but also how to have fun along the way. I’m so excited to be a part of this team!

Fun facts about yourself:

I was born and raised in Cross Plains – a small village in the middle-of-nowhere, Wisconsin.

I have a 10-month old kitten named Simon, and he’s featured on my Snapchat story maybe a little too often.

I LOVE Culver’s. Buy me a ButterBurger and we’ll be friends for life.

 

Brighid Sandack, Communications and Media Intern

What college do/did you attend and what is your major?

I will be a junior this year at Butler University studying strategic communications with a concentration in advertising.

Why did you choose Hirons for an internship?

Hirons’ overall performance as an agency and the reputation of their internship program was extremely looked-for. Hirons was my top choice for my first internship.

What do you hope to accomplish during your internship?

I hope to learn as much as possible during this summer about my field and build real agency experience that will help me in my career down the road.

What kind of work-related experience do you bring to us?

I have extensive experience from my course work such as copywriting projects, research analysis, a public relations background and much more.

What kind of life experience do you bring to us?

I possess leadership skills from the multiple organizations I take part in at my university, as well as involvement with PRSSA. These opportunities at Butler have prepared me for an internship role at Hirons.

What were your first impressions of Hirons?

My first impression was that the agency carried extreme professionalism as well as a fun and inviting atmosphere. I felt immediately comfortable at Hirons and have gotten to know the employees and the other interns very well!

Fun facts about yourself:

I’ve been studying the French language for over six years and I have a passion for the fashion industry outside of my major. My dream job is to work in an advertising or communications related position at a high luxury brand in Paris.

 

Kait Wilbur, Creative Intern

What college do/did you attend and what is your major?

I have one year left at Butler University with a major in strategic communication.

Why did you choose Hirons for an internship?

I had met some of the professionals who work here and perceived each of them to be accomplished, intelligent and kind individuals, and I want to learn from people like that.

What do you hope to accomplish during your internship?

I want to work on a variety of projects and get better at turning out quality content under a tight deadline.

What kind of work-related experience do you bring to us?

I worked as a copywriting intern at another agency in Indianapolis, and I’ve written for national collegiate blog Her Campus.

What kind of life experience do you bring to us?

I lived as a theater geek in a tiny Illinois farm town and have since become someone who buys vinyl and journals in coffee shops. I can code-switch between redneck and NPR anchor. Surrounding myself with people who have different personalities and values has helped me to become a more versatile, empathetic writer.

What are your first impressions of Hirons?

Hirons runs a very tight ship, but everyone seems joyful and relaxed, which is a very impressive balance to strike. (Also, sometimes dogs appear here. I love it when dogs appear in workplace settings.)

Fun facts about yourself:

I’m a singer-songwriter who released a four-song EP this year.

I love studying personality type systems like the Enneagram. (I’m a type four!)

I can yodel. But I really have to work myself up to it.

 

 

 

 

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