INTERVIEW: INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR – ANGELA NAVARRO,GEN ART
INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR INTERVIEW !!
What is your job ? Regional Event Coordinator for Gen Art
What college did you go to ? UCLA
Where are you from ? San Francisco
Tell me about your intern experience: I’ve had about 3 internships during college. One being a fashion intern for IMG in Los Angeles. From there I got another marketing/fashion internship for a consulting company, which eventually led me to a full-time position.
Do you have any internship horror stories ? On the second day of my internship, I was sending around a mass email to some undisclosed recipients and I totally forgot to BCC! The list had some really important people on there, and now everyone had each other’s email address. I was sure I was going to get fired. Luckily I wasn’t.
What was the most valuable lesson you learned while interning ? It’s best to try out different internships in order to get the most experience, especially so that you can find out what area/field you are really passionate about. But above all, network , network , network!
What do you look for when hiring interns ? As an event production intern, you have to be prepared to work in a fast pace environment.
*We (GEN ART) are looking for candidates who have great leadership and communication skills, someone who is a problem solver, motivated, and over all else, professional.
Has an intern ever done something to really knock your socks off ? I think if an intern is assertive, they are sure to make a great impression. Interns who go beyond their regular day to day job duties show that they are really committed.
What can a student do to better prepare for an internship with your company ? As with any company you interview with, do your homework and know information about the company beforehand. Be a great sales person and know how to sell yourself.