This is my final week of interning at Schwartz Communications in San Francisco and it’s been a great experience. It took a few days, but I got use to city life and adapting to a new work environment. Everyone was very helpful and friendly and I felt that I learned more about the PR world in a short amount of time.
I really think that I could move to or work in San Francisco when I graduate. It’s such an amazing, beautiful city and I feel that since I’m young, I can experience it at its fullest, without responsibilities to drag me down.
I like working in PR on the West coast much more than the East coast. Everyone was so serious in D.C., dressed sharp and always on a mission. On the West coast, however, people don’t take themselves so seriously and are more laid back, which is more in line with my attitude about life. In D.C., they were Prada and in SF they wear Nike. I guess it’s a matter of personal preference in whether you like to dress up or down to go to work. I feel more at home on the West coast and I can relate with the people here more, opposed to D.C. However, I am glad I got to experience the East so that I know what to expect if I ever have to consider taking a job over there.
I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity to intern over winter break. I made a lot of good connections and learned a little more about the PR world. It beats sitting at home, being bored for a month.