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Internship Confessional: Our Fall intern Samara Khudir shares her experiences at Metro PR

Growing up in Los Angeles, I was thrilled to intern in the heart of the lavish city of Beverly Hills. Driving past the ever so expensive Rodeo Drive, with luxury cars parked all along the streets, I was both nervous and excited to start my journey at Metro PR. My sister previously interned at Metro, so I had some insight on how things worked. However, everyone shares different experiences.

I was a little overwhelmed the first day, learning about the different clients, and what a typical day at Metro is like, which is quite fast paced. Once I adjusted and started feeling more comfortable, I really started appreciating my time at Metro. Every day there was a new task to be done, and I felt like every day I was learning something new.

Not only did I appreciate the work that was being done, I really appreciated the entire staff. Everyone is so down to earth and easy to talk to and I never felt intimidated by anyone. They all treat their interns as they would the rest of their staff and have real conversations with you aside from work related topics. The staff helps you with anything you may have outside of Metro and genuinely want the best for the interns.

I have always had in interest in Entertainment and celebrity lifestyle, which is why I chose to intern at Metro PR because they are primarily an Entertainment based PR firm. I had the chance of learning the ins and outs and what goes on behind the scenes of a celebrity’s lifestyle. Interning in Entertainment confirmed for me that I want to stick to Entertainment because I truly have an interest in the field.

Being at Metro has really taught me to open up more. I am usually a shy person, and talking to new people is more difficult for me. Interning at Metro has really taught me to be more outgoing and get out of my comfort zone. I do not have nearly as hard of a time talking to strangers as I did prior to my internship.

The reason I choose to have an internship is to gain as much experience as possible before I graduate and go into the real world. I have truly learned so much at Metro and feel like I can take everything I have learned and apply it for any professional career I may have in Public Relations.

I also feel like I have learned a lot that has helped me in school as well. Taking PR classes, I am doing assignments that pertain to things I’ve already learned at Metro. I have also never really been a tech person, and I’ve learned a lot more about different search engines and how to access different things on computers that I have already and will continue to use in school and for my future.

I plan to graduate in the next year from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Journalism. I can’t wait to see what my future holds and see where life takes me.

-Samara Khudir, Fall 2013 Intern

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Internship Confessional: Our Fall intern Toby Cadengo shares his experiences at Metro PR

Within two days of packing my things, saying bye to family, and driving 2,000 miles across the country to pursue my dream of working in the entertainment industry, I was very fortunate to land an internship with Metro PR. As I’m sure most of you know, or will soon find out, the entertainment industry is one tough shell. I had the opportunity of interning with an entertainment marketing company in Chicago, but I always had my heart set to taking on the big timers in Hollywood. I was a little nervous, but mostly scared, given the fact I knew very few people with little connections to the industry. But I knew failure was not an option and that I would have to step out of my comfort zone, even if it meant picking up the phone and making cold-calls, which is how I got connected with the wonderful Metro Public Relations.

Let me just say the staff at Metro PR is awesome! The PR industry in Hollywood can be a little intimidating to some, but here at Metro, everyone is extremely helpful! As an intern, I felt like I was part of the team and because of its size, the staff actually knows who I am rather than me just being another face in the office. I worked closely with several clients including DEFY Media, collecting press hits, researching, compiling spreadsheets, and much more. The thing I enjoyed most was the intern workshop. The staff was very informative and made sure we thoroughly understood databases and work assignments. One of the events I was able to provide assistance with was the 2013 Oceana Partner Award Gala honoring former First Lady, Hillary Clinton. It was such an experience seeing the work behind red-carpet events, and obviously meeting celebrities. When researching the press coverage a week later, it was a great feeling to say I was part of such a successful event.

Metro PR has definitely given me a valuable experience. I cannot stress enough how helpful they are and I am very happy that I had the opportunity to intern with them. Down the road I know I’ll look back and remember Metro PR and everything it has taught me.  I couldn’t have picked a better place to start my journey and I am very happy to call them my PR Family!

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Internship Confessional: Our summer intern Maya Brown shares her experience at Metro PR:

Being from Philadelphia, you can only imagine my anxiety while preparing to spend the summer living and interning on the other side of the country. I felt like no matter how much research I conducted or how many suitcases I packed, I could never be ready enough for what a summer in Los Angeles had in store for me!

On the contrary, I adapted to Los Angeles life slowly, but surely and fell in love with the constant 75-degrees and sunny weather. Out of all the interesting places I got to visit during my stay, Venice Beach was by far the craziest – and most exciting!

My experience at Metro Public Relations was rewarding in so many ways. Never did I imagine that in one summer I would meet one of the greatest professional basketball players of all time, party at the beach with celebrities, and learn so many useful tricks of the PR trade.- Maya Brown, Summer 2013 Intern