Internship (Noun): The position of a trainee working in an organisation to gain valuable work experience.
Sounds easy, right? But this definition sadly ignores the underlying truth faced by any graduate wanting to explore the media world. “Getting your foot in the door” at any successful organisation has never been an easy road. Depictions of nervous teenagers running around busy streets, balancing 8 coffees on their head whilst frantically picking up the boss’s dry cleaning have been well documented by the likes of Hollywood. The odds of finding the “useful learning experience” that you were promised in your interview get slimmer with each swipe of the photocopying machine.
My internship at Emotive, however, has defied such stereotypes.
The last eight weeks have moved at incredible pace. Whether it be producing a party for Usain Bolt with our dynamic activations team, finding key insights on each target audience with our strategists or ideating with creatives on exciting client briefs, I have been kept busy. Highlights include standing in as Kevin Pietersen’s double on a recent shoot for Optus, taking on our CEO at a CrossFit obstacle course for Rebel and lunchtime swims with the Emotive crew.
This team is on a mission to create the world’s most fearless content and I feel privileged to have been invited along for the ride.
Written by Rory Oxenham
Rory has joined the Emotive crew in the full time position of Account Executive.