Erin Riney, an rising media grasp’s scholar, is a challenge administration intern at Luckie & Firm. (Picture:submitted, graphic by Ashley Balsavias)

That is a part of a collection the place we ask Grady Faculty college students to explain their summer time internship expertise.

Briefly describe your internship and your tasks.

As a challenge administration intern, I’m engaged on the Areas Financial institution and Blue Cross Blue Defend accounts this summer time. I shall be working below two senior challenge managers. On this position, I shall be creating timelines, estimating budgets, and scoping the required sources for all our tasks.

How will this position information your future profession path?

I knew that I wished to pursue challenge administration on the finish of my undergraduate profession. I’ve prior expertise creating timelines and managing a workforce, however I’ve by no means performed something concerning budgets or useful resource administration. I’m excited to be taught extra about these so I’ve an entire skillset as a challenge supervisor. These subsequent two months can even assist me resolve whether or not I need to work at a much bigger company (like Luckie) or a smaller one after I graduate with my grasp’s diploma.

What has been probably the most useful lesson you’ve realized thus far?

Be versatile! Company life is enjoyable, however it’s also extraordinarily fast-paced and difficult at instances. Generally proofing takes slightly longer than anticipated, or a design is completed sooner than the date listed on the timeline. Regardless, be versatile and work collectively to submit the deliverable to your consumer when promised.

What has been your favourite half about your internship thus far?

My favourite a part of the internship has been the folks. Everybody that I’ve met at Luckie thus far is extremely proficient, however they’re additionally extraordinarily welcoming and prepared to assist in no matter approach that they’ll, even when they don’t work in your particular division. I’ve additionally loved working with among the greater purchasers that Luckie has.

Erin works in an workplace in Duluth, GA. (Picture:submitted)
Should you might describe your internship in solely three phrases, what would they be?

Difficult, hands-on, rewarding.

What recommendation would you give to college students seeking to pursue comparable alternatives?

For many who need to pursue a profession in promoting, I’d counsel working in an company at the very least as soon as. Even for those who resolve that you just need to work on the consumer aspect, company life challenges you and causes you to develop extraordinarily rapidly. It is usually helpful to know each side of the business.

Date: June 24, 2022

Editor:  Ashley Balsavias,