A confidence boosting yet homey internship experience at Cred Communications
We like to invite our interns to write a letter about their internship experiences at our PR agency – Cred Communications. Our interns provide a fantastic support to our team and we are always grateful for applicants.
The letter below is from our recent intern Pinki Wong:
“Greetings, everyone! I am currently doing my exchange study in Journalism and Reporting in Haaga Helia University in Helsinki, Finland, I major in Corporate Communication back in Hong Kong. I had to step into the field and explore the industry before graduating to test myself whether or not this will be my future career. My internship at Cred was like an intensive guide to understand what it’s like to be a PR.
Prior to being in the Cred team, I had another internship experience at another local PR agency but I had less opportunities to participate in what my team were doing. On the contrary, the Cred team treated me as one of them rather than just an intern helping them with coverage reports, I got invited to take up challenging work like to research for projects and to compile analysis report in no time. Everyone at Cred were all very understanding and friendly, I got to gain more insight of the field in the process of participating in a project from start to finish.
Going to work at Cred is like going from my own home to another home, the office of Cred feels like home, and what makes such feeling is the people. All teammates were extremely friendly, not to say, our managing director, Mandy was more like a leader than a boss, I felt so welcomed and they were all there to guide and teach me the bits and pieces about the PR industry. I would not forget how they were willing to let me take up responsibilities I thought I would not be able to handle, their confidence and faith in me pushed me to achieve what I thought impossible.
All in all, I had such a blast and a memorable time at Cred, this opportunity has given me a glimpse of how diverse and exciting the Public Relation industry could be, getting my hands on the actual field of Public Relation lured me to learn more from it. The experience enabled me to gain practical skills and knowledge from books to life and from theories to actions. One of the duties that presented what Public Relation was was helping with client media gifting, wrapping gifts and writing a handwritten note is an act of engagement and sociability. This process of communication, from choosing a gift wrapping carrier, to personalising each gift and sending them out presents the essence of connecting with people in the PR industry.
I would like to do an enormous shoutout to the Cred team for being my teammates, my mentors and my friends!
We are always looking for great interns – please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.