Intern Observations: My first month at Red Shoes PR

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Four weeks ago, when I walked through the door at Red Shoes PR for my first day as the new intern, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve always been told that no two days are the same when you work in public relations.

Now, after nearly a month of wearing red shoes, I realize the saying holds true. And it’s a great thing! Coming to work everyday and not knowing exactly what the day will bring is exciting. Between gathering clips, updating media lists, creating blog posts, posting on social media sites and training in various programs (and much more), the days seem to fly by.

Though I’ve only been here for a short time, I already feel like I have gained so much more knowledge in this ever-changing field, thanks to the wonderful ladies I work with. They have done a great job at introducing me to the tools needed to effectively communicate key messages. I feel much more comfortable working with different computer programs and going about things more independently. This happened faster than I ever thought it would.

Working with an energetic, enthusiastic group of people makes this experience more than just a place to work Monday through Friday. Who knew I would have landed such an awesome opportunity shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh? Not only am I working in a field that I’m passionate about, I’m doing so in a professional but fun atmosphere. 

Here are some tips for those of you who are starting a new job or internship:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Be confident with everything you do
  • Get to know your coworkers and other people in your building
  • Be open and willing to accept a challenge

 - Michelle Yandre

Publisher’s note: Perhaps it’s time RSPR invests in a desk for Michelle? 

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Michelle Yandre

Michelle Yandre joined Red Shoes PR in January 2012. She specializes in media relations and social media consultation. Michelle has spent the last two-and-a-half years building working relationships with members of the media and has secured multiple interviews for various clients, resulting in TV, radio, newspaper and magazine coverage throughout Wisconsin and beyond. Michelle is passionate about diving into her work head first and embracing challenges as they come.

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