I can’t believe the summer is nearly over for me. I feel like I’ve been working at RPA for a year, but it’s only been two months. I’m probably going to be quite busy during my last week, so I’ve decided to reflect on my experience before it’s officially over.
My internship at RPA has been life changing to say the least. I’d say it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done. I moved across the country with a week’s notice, leaving everything behind to “grab the brass ring” and start my transition to the “real world.”
Since moving to L.A. and starting work, I’ve been a part of many projects that have challenged both my creativity and work ethic. I’ve worked with a diverse group of incredible people at a company with an unmatched culture. Let’s just say this hasn’t been your average summer internship!
What other agency has 48 interns? I was a bit nervous about moving to a new city, but with that many like-minded peers in one place, I was basically guaranteed friends. Not only does RPA boast numbers, but they also genuinely care about their interns. We’re treated like associates – we get real work, are accountable for our actions, and most importantly we are given the same amount of respect as any other employee. Where other company gives interns the opportunity to have lunch with the executives?
The knowledge and experience I’ve gained at RPA will certainly help me in my last year at LSU, but more importantly it will be instrumental in getting a job after graduation.
I’ve got a busy year ahead of me, but all I can think about is coming back to work at an agency. I know the west coast is in my future!