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Jaime Chou

Liberal Arts Major(s): Psychology
Other Major: Advertising
Hometown: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Chapel Executive Intern

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of my internship experience was developing and pitching an advertising campaign for the National Alliance of Mental Illness. This organization has an extremely honorable mission of reducing the stigma of mental illness and raising support for those suffering and their families. My group and I conceptualized an entire creative campaign for the organization and pitched it to NAMI as well as senior leadership within Publicis Health. This was an invaluable learning experience that helped develop my public speaking and campaign development skills in the most rewarding way possible.

I find myself getting more out of my advertising courses now that I have real-world experience to compare the coursework to.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Since returning to Penn State for my senior year, I have already experienced how my internship has given me an academic advantage. I find myself getting more out of my advertising courses now that I have real-world experience to compare the coursework to. I look forward to the rest of the year as I plan on utilizing the skills and knowledge I have acquired through my internship and succeeding in my final advertising courses.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience has been invaluable in terms of my future career goals. I have met so many people in the industry and gained amazing mentors that have all offered to write me letters of recommendation for future jobs. Additionally, working for real clients in a real agency will help me secure a full-time advertising job after graduation. I plan to talk about my skills and experiences from this internship in my future job interviews and utilize my expanded network to land job interviews. Furthermore, having an internship in Strategy in an advertising agency helped me realize that it is a position I plan to pursue in the future as I found it was a great fit.

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