Hi everyone! The last two weeks have been super busy at my internship. We did Sexpo Melbourne and launched Beyond Hibiscus Infused Coconut Water.
I got to work in the Bombshell’s Babes booth with Aimme and help the girls with anything they needed. At the Beyond launch we had Lindy Klim, Lola Berry, Georgia Sinclair, Rhys Uhlich, Luke Jones, Perrick Boyer, Emma Clapham, James Purcell and many more fabulous Melbourne people in attendance.
All I can say is that both events were worlds apart and were good learning experiences. In the next few weeks I’ll be featuring interns from sports organisations and radio. Stay tuned!
Here are some photos from Sexpo and the Beyond Launch.
fellow Milk PR – Aimme Briggs
Miss Kiddle, Miss Bombshell & Miss Langmaid
Lola Berry, Georgia Sinclair
Hi everyone, thanks for reading another post on ‘My Interning Life.’ This week I’m just going to update you all on what I’ve been doing and sharing some news that I have.
In October, I went along to the Heart/Def Leppard concert because our client, Kristian Attard was playing the bass for Heart. My boss, Shereen loved the concert and we both had a great time. I helped out by getting publicity for Kristian and some airplay on radio stations.
I’ve just finished university for year and have immediately started working 2-3 days a week at Milk Kiddle Langmaid (aka Milkk PR). Shereen said that November is her busiest month and she needed me to help her out more than just one day per week. So there goes my holidays – just kidding. I was planning to catch up on some sleep and be a bit of a couch potato, but it seems life has other plans for me.
As Cliff Bingham said to me on twitter, “The perils of moving on up in the world. Couch potatoes rarely realise their dreams.”
In the next few weeks, the Milkk PR office is going to be busy with Sexpo Melbourne (24th-27th November) and launching the new Beyond Hibiscus Infused Coconut Water. During Sexpo, we will also be looking after Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee. You know, the lady who reportedly was the other woman in Sandra Bullock’s divorce with Jesse James. Bombshell is going to be on the Kyle and Jackie O show today (Sydney breakfast show, Melbourne drive show) promoting Sexpo and discussing plenty other things.
Featured intern, Aimme Briggs has gone to Sydney with Shereen to help with Bombshell’s appearance on the Kyle and Jackie O show.
I’ve been mostly working on getting media buzz around the Beyond product, Kiddie Concepts and Slim Secrets while Aimme has been working on Sexpo. I’ll also be helping out at Sexpo and I am very excited to meet Bombshell McGee. Stay tuned for tweets and photos.
I also applied for a work experience position at Cosmopolitan magazine. After a week of not hearing any news, I got an email from Gyan saying they’d love to have me in April next year. I was thrilled to hear the news. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a teenager to work in the Cosmopolitan offices, even if it’s just work experience.
Networking is really important and I’ve found twitter and this blog to be really helpful. I had an interview for another internship and am going to follow up some contacts about internships or work experience opportunities. I love working at Milkk and will continue to do so, but I want to try and gain some more experience in different media organisations.
If ‘My Interning life’ has taught me anything, it’s to get as much experience under your belt while you’re still at university. So I hope all of my blog entries each week really motivate and inspire other students to get out there and do some work experience. Or for those who are already doing some experience, to not lose faith and read about the successful graduates who have found jobs in the industry.
I am happy to announce that Luke Mason and Ashleigh McIntosh both scored jobs in communications at AFL Clubs. Luke will be the Collingwood Football Club Digital Content Producer and Ashleigh is the new Digital Marketing Assitant at the Western Bulldogs Football Club. As may have already read, Katey Power after interning at Universal Music Australia is now a PR Account Manager at Ellis-Jones. Matthew Dixon who was on this semesters editorial team for upstart magazine has just completed his third week as a journalist at the Kalgoorlie Miner Newspaper in WA. All four students are 2011 graduates.
When I congratulated Luke about his fabulous news he asked me, “so what job are you gonna pinch in 12 months time?” I don’t know the answer to that question and a lot can happen in a year. 2012 will be an exciting year and I hope its filled with opportunities and more stories of successful interns.
Perhaps in a year’s time, I’ll be able to announce my own news of a career in the media industry and share the news of other 2012 graduates.
Best of luck to everyone, please keep on interning and never give up in your search to find work experience or that dream job.
2012 will be the year that YOU make it work!“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” – Jim Rohn
This post is dedicated to all the people who have come across My Interning Life in the last month and who have been inspired to find an internship. I wish everyone the best in finding an internship and please don’t give up if you’ve been knocked back. Keep trying and luck will find you.
Because My Interning Life is having a one week holiday, here is an update on my own interning experience with Milk Kiddle Langmaid PR (aka Milkk PR).
Over the weekend I worked at the Hunkmania event for Milkk PR. Saturday marked six months since I began interning with Shereen once a week at her home office. The event was largely for hens and brides-to-be because Hunkmania is a male stripper group that entertain women in clubs across Melbourne.
Hunkmania wasn’t an event I had been working on, but I was happy to come along to the event and help out where I could. It was also ‘research’ because I will be planning a hens night for my sister who is getting married next august. When I say research, I mean I have never attended anything like Hunkmania and boy was it entertaining and shocking (in a good way).
Working for Milkk PR is certainly a unqiue experience to say the least. I have recently been working on a press release for Australian musician, Kristian Attard who is the bassist for Heart. Def Leppard are touring Australia next month with Heart as the support act. Kristian was referred on to Shereen to try and get him some publicity while he tours his home country on the Def Leppard/Heart tour.
More work that I have done at Milkk recently, has been updating press releases for our other clients such as Dr Leon and our super psychic, Susan Taylor. Milkk PR was also involved in the Cuppa for HeartKids High Tea held at the Grand Hyatt on August 25th. I did not attend the event but I am told that it was a fabulous afternoon with mums, celebrity chefs and cooking all in an effort to raise money for the HeartKids foundation.
I have also recently been working on the press release for the Bombshell Babes who will debut their act at Melbourne’s Sexpo. Lead by Bombshell McGee and her Penthouse Pets, Kimba and River, our aim was to get an exclusive with a social page, to promote the Bombshell Babes before their inaugural performance at Sexpo.
Well that’s about all for now. I hope everyone looks forward to the next intern profile which will be posted on Monday.
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