A year ago, as I was sitting in a public relations course at Villanova University, I received an email from the Communications Department with a summer internship opportunity for Graham Media Partners. As I began reading the company description and intern responsibilities, I knew I had come across an opportunity that would allow me to grow and polish my skillset. I also knew that it would be a hot commodity. As I looked down the row of laptops, I saw almost every other student open the same email. Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity and was excited to be selected for the position.
Fast-forward a few weeks and I started my first day at the office. While I knew I would learn a lot at GMP, I didn’t fully realize how much I would enjoy the experience. From day one, I was given a wide range of client responsibility – and the GMP leadership team was there to answer every question I had as I continued to learn the ropes of not only the marketing industry but of GMP and its values.
As summer came to an end, I wasn’t ready to leave. I continued to work for GMP throughout my first semester of senior year, not because I had a ton of free time – I was overloading in order to graduate early and heavily involved with campus activities – but because I knew there was so much more to gain from the experience. After I graduated, I continued on for the spring as well. From writing blog posts to creating content calendars to compiling analytics for our clients, my day-to-day tasks always kept me on my toes.
What makes Graham Media Partners unique is how close you are able to get with not only your team but your clients as well. As a small agency focusing on small- to mid-size businesses, everyone on the team has a sense of investment in every project and campaign. When interviewing for internships, this was definitely something that stood out amongst the dozens of other large marketing agencies in the area. I have so much respect for Steve and Lisa who started this company with the hopes of creating an inclusive, productive environment. At GMP, you aren’t just “another intern,” you’re a part of a team that values relationships and takes pride in the work produced for each and every client.
I cannot thank the entire GMP team enough for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to seeing their continued success in the future!