The Intern Diaries
Ciara Maguire – Client Service Intern
I started in eightytwenty as a client services intern fresh out of a four-year college degree and not knowing what to expect in the real world of marketing and advertising!
I work alongside Senior Account Manager Clara Kelleher who I have learned so much from in the past six weeks! Working alongside her on clients like Bulmers, Alzheimer’s Society and Danone has given me the real world experience of marketing and I have learned more than I could have imagined in such a short space of time!
I have learned a lot from being able to witness brainstorming and creative meetings to learning the ins and outs of planning campaigns from website to app design.
The amount of effort and hard work that each one of the eightytwenty staff puts into their projects makes me proud to even be a part of the team. I was nervous when I first started as I had little to no digital experience and was thinking to myself I’m way in over my head here but the staff could not be more helpful if you don’t know something or aren’t sure about something they’ll be right there to help you once you ask the question!
Everyday I learn something new and everyday presents a new challenge; my knowledge is growing more than I ever could have imagined. Although I learned an excessive amount in my four-year college degree it could never have prepared me for the real world of marketing and advertising as this internship has!
If you want to listen to good music while you work, enjoy the odd chocolate bar particularly on Tuesdays, then eightytwenty is the place to be! I’m looking forward to the rest of my time here, learning new tricks of the trade every day and increasing my knowledge in all things digital!