Every college student goes through a phase of panic as they try to figure out what career path they want to follow and how they should spend their summer to help find the answer. For me, this panic came as the spring semester of my junior year was coming to an end. I was struggling between wanting to enroll in Villanova’s Summer Business Institute or pursue an internship. Within the same week, I landed an interview with both GMP and the Summer Business Institute, and the choice I needed to make became glaringly clear.

After meeting with Sarah, Lisa, and Steve at GMP, I knew that this company was special and offered an opportunity to learn from the best while handling real responsibilities, not just going for coffee runs. Throughout the year, I was lucky to be a part of this growing company alongside new members of the team and another intern from Villanova. My biggest fear in accepting this internship was the knowledge that I had an impending hip surgery and a prior commitment to the Villanova softball team. Everyone in the office was extremely understanding and even let me work from my apartment when I was bedridden for a couple of months after my surgery, while constantly checking in on me to see how I was feeling.

Besides the friendly environment, working at GMP has provided me with extensive knowledge of the marketing industry that I would not have gotten anywhere else. From sitting in on meetings to managing my own small accounts, I truly believe this internship has educated me more so than any summer program at the university would have done.

Since my softball season is about to be in full swing and graduation is quickly approaching, my wonderful experience at this firm is unfortunately coming to an end. I can’t wait to see this team continue to flourish and become one of the best outsourced marketing agencies in the industry.

I would like to say thank you to everyone on the team, as well as everyone who has read the blogs I have written over the last year. This has been one amazing and unforgettable experience and I wouldn’t want to have spent my last year in Pennsylvania any other way!

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