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