It saddens me to think that my last day interning at Clairemont is winding down. How did the last 10 weeks fly by so fast? I never anticipated that last spring when one of my best friends and fellow world-traveling graduate students, Whitney Medlin, recommended I apply for a summer position here that I would actually land the spot. After speaking with the AMAZING Josie Butler for an interview in May, I knew I would just love it here…and I have!
It feels right to talk a bit about all of the good that comes from my goodbye. For starters, I have learned so much! With my textiles marketing background, who knew I would fit so well at a PR firm? Well, now I know….PR and marketing go hand in hand. Not to mention two of Clairemont’s biggest clients are home furnishing companies (textiles + furniture = PERFECT FOR ME)! If learning the ins and outs of writing, tapping into my knack for research and practicing extreme organization weren’t enough, I have also come to find my inner social media savvy and have gained necessary and implementable skills for the future.
Overall, my time here was just not long enough! If I wasn’t crossing that big blue Atlantic for business school in Europe in a week, I would beg to stay forever! There is nothing more important than having an environment that is conducive to producing great work, and Clairemont genuinely has that!
Last but not least, I can’t leave without saying with conviction that Dana is an inspirational woman. Her passion and vision for this company is unbelievable, and I feel simply honored to have had the opportunity to work for such a beautiful person, inside and out. Plus, she has great taste in employees because Josie is a powerhouse! The motivation and dedication she brings to her work has encouraged me to do the same, and if I get to continue to call her my friend in the future, I will consider myself a lucky girl!
With an extremely heavy heart, I want to tell Clairemont Communications that it has given me so much in a short time, and I am so grateful! I hope you don’t forget me because I will surely never forget you!