The Ultimate Intern Experience

Amanda Williams, Intern

My first work term at Brookline was as expected: amazing, busy, fun, crazy… brilliant! During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, some of Canada’s greatest PR practitioners. What made this experience so amazing was both the wide array of tasks we accomplished and the unforgettable relationships I cultivated with the Brookline team – when they say they work hard AND play hard, they mean it!

 

One of my favourite memories with the Brookline team – sharing a meal at the Deane House, then heading down to the Stampede Grounds to see the rodeo

 

During my four-month work term I worked with several clients including ICE District, Sobeys, The City of Red Deer, Brewster Travel Canada, Edo Japan and Ford. Each client was unique and provided me with diverse experiences, which will be beneficial for the remainder of my university degree and future career in PR. One of my favourite client experiences was being onsite for a Ford interview with Global News. During this interview, I assisted the weather man, Jordan Witzel, in putting on a Ford hangover suit and saw him trying to maneuver in it. We were raising awareness around the dangers of driving while hungover. The suit imitates some of the symptoms and dulled senses people experience when they’re hungover. I’m not going to lie, watching him in the suit was pretty hilarious!

 

Jordan Witzel testing out the Ford Hangover Suit

 

I learned A LOT during my time working at Brookline – one thing I didn’t expect to pick up was how to properly pronounce Etobicoke (an important life lesson). I also learned how to efficiently multitask and meet deadlines. I always thought I had these skills mastered, however, working at Brookline taught me how to take them to the next level.

 

 

While I am sad to be leaving, I am grateful for the opportunity I had to be part of the BPR AP[PR]ENTICES program and one of the best PR teams a girl could ask for. I made memories I will never forget, and learned lessons that I will continue to carry along my journey.

This is Mandi/AW/Amanda/Williams/Miss Mandi signing off.

 

First selfie as Brookline intern

 

One of my final pictures with the team in the beautiful Brookline office

 

– Amanda Williams is an Intern at Brookline Public Relations.

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