MAKE Welcomes PSU PR Intern
Home for summer break from Penn State University (PSU), Megan sat at Prince Street Cafe searching for an internship within the public relations (PR) and marketing field, while sipping her go-to iced vanilla chai latte. Uninspired by her results, Megan took a break from her search and glanced out towards bustling Prince Street. Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted a blue sign with a large ‘M’ on it. Intrigued, she Googled ‘MAKE films’ to learn more. After viewing some of our work, and being especially moved by our film ‘DAWN,’ Megan submitted a contact form with the hopes we were looking for a summer intern.
While we typically look for interns with a focus on video production, Megan’s unwavering spirit and passion for learning new things convinced us to try something new. After a few rounds of interviews, we enthusiastically welcomed Megan to the MAKE team as our first ever PR intern.
HAPPY VALLEY BACKGROUND
Megan recently wrapped up her junior year at PSU, where she is majoring in PR and minoring in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. When she isn’t in class or participating in activities with the PSU chapter of Delta Gamma, Megan can be found working for TEDxPSU and Valley Magazine.
At TEDxPSU, Megan is the Director of PR. Her duties include coordinating with sponsors and the media, and scheduling interviews and photoshoots. Continuing the PR trend, Megan is also a member of the PR team for Valley Magazine, PSU’s student-run life and style magazine, where she helps promote the semesterly issues through campus events.
MAKE + MEGAN
Megan’s PR experience coupled with her desire to learn about the film industry will make for a wonderful partnership with MAKE this summer. We are excited to have her help with a variety of PR and marketing tasks like press releases, blog posts, industry research, and social media management. Megan is especially excited for the research aspect of the internship, and turning her research into thought provoking blog posts.
On her first day at MAKE, Megan joined us at our video shoot for a local salad dressing company’s new TV commercial. Being that it was her first ever commercial video shoot, she was blown away at how much goes into a seemingly simple commercial. Megan said she was immediately hooked and eager to attend more shoots during her time here.
Recently, Megan shared her feelings about graduating college and figuring out what comes next. “I don’t think I’m a college person. I’m excited to do real work and not just attend classes. I’m excited to get to the real world and see what it holds.” Megan’s dream job would be in the digital marketing or media field, where no day is the same. Ideally, the job would be located somewhere with “hustle and bustle,” like Philadelphia or even Downtown Lancaster. Perhaps her time at MAKE will sway her dream job towards the film industry!
THESE ARE A FEW
OF HER FAVORITE THINGS
Favorite activity: Pizza and wine night with her friends and family.
Favorite movie: Inside Out
Favorite TV show: The Office
Dream vacation spot: Thailand
Favorite Type of food: Mexican
Favorite Book: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Favorite Song: Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Favorite Quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
WELCOME TO MAKE, MEGAN. WE’RE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU!