What company did you receive an internship for? What are they known for?
Grocery Outlet, they are known for their opportunistic buying practices and low prices.
What was your favorite part of the job?
I was in the Marketing department and through my project I got to interact with many different departments like Distribution, Planning and Logistics. The person in HR overseeing the interns set up many group zoom meetings so all of the interns could talk with the executive teams. She also set up fun games and trivia nights.
Did you feel as though your experience with PRSSA helped prepare you for this internship? If so, in what way?
Yes, because even though I didn’t do much PR work I was still included in all of the PR meetings with Grocery Outlet. I think being in PRSSA helped prepare me for what PR work is like in the working world.
Would you recommend this internship to other people? Why or why not?
Yes, Grocery Outlet was an amazing place to have an internship. Everyone I interacted with was nice and would answer any and all questions I had. I never had a bad experience working there over my ten weeks. They had many educational meetings to learn all about their business.
How has this internship impacted the trajectory of your future? Career-wise, where are you headed next?
I’m not sure what is next for me career wise. The internship was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone. It has given me a good look at what a career in marketing or PR would be like and it was a valuable experience.