Nick Holder is currently living in St. Louis, MO, and is a creative intern at Fleishman Hillard. He credits the skills he learned during his time as a copywriting intern in the Launchpad program, such as collaboration and learning, with making his daily experiences useful and informative.
“I've learned a ton from people who have been in the business for longer than I've been alive, so I'm thankful to Launchpad for encouraging me to not be afraid of asking questions.”
Emily is currently finishing up her senior year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is continuing to learn through her courses about project management and writing. The research and analytics internship gave her the skills she needed to be able to define success in all of her projects.
“Launchpad and HLK helped me develop so much professionally and I highly recommend applying!”
Lauren is currently living in St. Louis, MO, and is on the hunt for full time work while working as a server at a sushi restaurant. Working with Japanese cuisine allows her to constantly learn new things. The content development internship taught her how to communicate effectively with others – a skill that comes in handy when interviewing.
“I also learned to always find something to compliment, even if it's something very small. I've found that this is helpful in every aspect of my life, not just work.”
Stephanie is living in St. Louis, MO, and working as a Marketing Coordinator for Abengoa Bioenergy, an international company headquartered in Spain with an office in Chesterfield, MO. She has had the opportunity to travel often, speak other languages, and work with an agency to develop a campaign. Her experience on the agency side allowed her to have creative insight into developing good relationships while working for the client.
“At HLK, each of the partners and account managers made sure to connect with their client in some way. I continue to see the value that has as business happens in our organization.”
Jenny is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic communication at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, in preparation to work in strategy and account planning. She thoroughly enjoys being a teaching assistant and helping other students realize their goals as she has. She continues to build upon what she learned as a strategy intern while studying topics like consumer behavior and interactive advertising.
“The turnaround for our intern projects was quick but very realistic for how fast turnarounds are in the ‘real world.’ I'm thankful for that because I've learned how to work quickly and efficiently.”